Grounds for Divorce
In the state of Maine, both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce are recognized. Thus, if the plaintiff points out the other party's misconduct as a ground for divorce, he or she must present evidence of this fault during a court hearing.
The fault-based grounds for divorce in Maine include adultery, cruelty or abusive treatment, desertion for at least three years, drug and/or alcohol addiction, impotence, neglect, and mental illness legally determined by a court.
The only valid no-fault ground for divorce in Maine is Irreconcilable differences. This ground for divorce does not assume any blame, so no one needs to prove anything.