What are Grounds for Divorce in Alabama?
An Alabama court may grant a divorce upon a finding of fault such as adultery, voluntary abandonment for one year or more, imprisonment for 2 years or more, the commission of a crime, alcohol or drug addiction, 5 successive years in a mental hospital with a diagnosis of incurable insanity, a wife’s pregnancy at the time of marriage without the husband’s knowledge or agency, or a lack of financial support for 2 years prior to the divorce petition. A divorce may also be granted if a court finds an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage. (Alabama Statutes Title 30, Chapter 2, Section 1)
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