As a ‘non-fault divorce’ state, California divorce law does not require you to cite your spouse for fault or wrongdoing when you file for divorce. Instead, the state has established only two grounds for divorce including, irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity. Irreconcilable differences are substantial circumstances which the court decides as having irremediably broken the marriage. Incurable insanity refers to one spouse permanent legal incapacity to make decisions. However, for a marriage to be dissolved on the grounds of incurable insanity, there must be medical proof including, reliable psychiatric testimony.

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