What are Grounds for Divorce in Alaska?

An Alaskan court may grant a divorce upon a finding of fault if there was: a failure to consummate the marriage; adultery; conviction of a felony; willful desertion for at least one year; cruel or inhumane treatment that endangered a spouse’s health or life; personal indignities that make life burdensome; habitual drunkenness that began after marriage and continued for at least one year; drug addiction or; an incurable mental illness. A divorce may also be granted if the spouses have an incompatibility of temperaments. (Alaska Statutes Section 25.24.050 and 25.24.200)

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