What are Grounds for Divorce in Arkansas?

An Arkansas court may grant a divorce after the spouses obtain the required counseling and if the spouses prove that one spouse has committed adultery, that one spouse is impotent, that one spouse has committed a felony or other infamous crime, that one spouse has physically or sexually abused a spouse or that spouse’s child, that one spouse has been habitually drunk for one year, that one spouse is guilty of cruel and barbarous behavior that endangers the life of the other, that one spouse is incurably insane, or that one spouse has suffered other indignities that the spouse deems intolerable. No fault divorce may only be granted if the spouses have lived apart for 18 continuous months. (Arkansas Statutes Sections 9-11-808 and 9-12-301)

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