The era of marital fault being the only grounds for divorce in the United States has passed, and its passing brings few tears to the eyes of most. As evidenced by the passage above, the airing of marital fault in open court, even in the days when such practices were the norm, at times shocked the sensibilities and conscience of those who had to listen to the evidence and then issue decisions based upon it.
Adriaen M. Morse Jr.,
Fault: A Viable Means of Re-Injuecting Responsibility in Marital Relations,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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