In California, NO. California is a “no fault divorce” state. As discussed in “What If Divorce Was Impossible?”, This means that the spouse who wants the divorce is not required to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. In fact, with few exceptions, the courts generally don’t care why you’re getting a divorce; this is why the only two “reasons” for divorce that are documented in divorce pleadings are:
- Irreconcilable Differences (the spouses couldn’t get along), or
- Incurable Insanity- one spouse is “insane” (While many people may believe the other spouse is “crazy”, to use this reason, claims of insanity must be substantiated by a medical doctor).