No Fault Divorce Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term No Fault Divorce.

No Fault Divorce (noun):

A type of divorce in which no party is required to establish the guilt or misconduct of the other. Instead, it is enough to claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken or that the couple has irreconcilable differences, leaving no need to assign blame or provide specific reasons for the dissolution of the marriage. This allows for the termination of a marriage in a less adversarial manner. In a No Fault Divorce, one party's declaration of incompatibility or unworkability is adequate for the divorce to proceed.