What does it mean that Delaware has No-Fault Divorces?

  • Delaware is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that neither party involved must place blame on the other. The grounds for divorce are incompatibility and a voluntary separation.
  • Divorces based on fault can still take place, but the problem is that grounds for fault – such as intoxication, physical abuse, mental abuse, insanity, or drug abuse – must be proved, and you must prove that it was the other party’s fault for doing them. That can be difficult; very often “no-fault” is the best option.