Delaware Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
Tit. 13 §§1503, et seq.

Residency
Action brought where either party is a resident for 6 months or longer.

Waiting Period
Decree final when entered subject to right of appeal within 30 days.

No Fault
Irretrievable breakdown; voluntary separation.

Defenses
Defenses of condonation; connivance, recrimination, insanity and lapse of time are preserved only for a marriage that is separated and the separation caused by misconduct; respondent’s failure of jurisdictional/residential requirements.

Grounds
Separation caused respondent’s misconduct, mental illness or incompatibility.


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