irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

Definition of "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage"
  1. A valid reason for divorce based on the occurrence of severe friction between two marital partners, which is recognized as the exclusive basis for a no-fault divorce in numerous states
How to use "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage" in a sentence
  1. After many unsuccessful attempts at reconciliation, the couple decided to file for divorce on the grounds of an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
  2. The attorney suggested his client plead for an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, as it was the simplest path to a no-fault divorce.
  3. Following months of distressing arguments, they concluded their relationship had reached an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

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