Massachusetts Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
Ch. 208 §§1-5, §21

Parties must have lived together in the commonwealth unless plaintiff lived there 1 yr. before filing or cause occurred in the commonwealth and plaintiff filed when living there.

Waiting Period
90 days unless court orders otherwise.

No Fault
Irretrievable breakdown

No defense.

Adultery; utter desertion for 1 yr.; drug/alcohol addiction; impotency; nonsupport; conviction of crime (sentenced for at least 5 yrs.); absence (raises presumption of death).

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