Grounds for Divorce in Alabama

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | Aug 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alabama law recognizes twelve grounds for granting a divorce.  The twelve grounds recognized by Alabama law are as follows:

  • Incapacity
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Crimes Against Nature
  • Habitual Drunkenness/Drug Addiction
  • Incompatibility of Temperament
  • Mental Incapacity/Insanity
  • Irretrievable Breakdown
  • Pregnancy
  • Violence/Cruelty
  • Non-Support & Separation

You do not need to know that much about the grounds for divorce in Alabama.  Most divorces today are "no fault" divorces, such as incompatibility.  However, if your husband or wife has committed "adultery," or committed, heaven forbid, a "crime against nature", that fact may benefit you significantly in any divorce settlement.

All you really need to get a divorce in Alabama is 1) jurisdiction and  2) residence.  What that really means is one of you has lived in Alabama for at least six months.

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Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


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