Since state laws vary with respect to errors and divorce, it is important to understand where you or your spouse may eventually file for divorce. Most states have a residency requirement, which means that at least one spouse must have been established in that state for a period - usually six months to a year - to file for divorce. Washington, South Dakota and Alaska, however, do not have the time. To be declared in one of these states, all you have to do is reside in that state at the time of submission. Most couples opt for an error-free divorce, based on the permanent breakdown of marriage. An undisputed divorce without fault can be requested as long as certain conditions are met. Among these requirements, both spouses agree that the marriage is irreparably broken down. In addition, they must enter into written agreements: the court will set a hearing date after all documents have been filed. Both spouses must attend the hearing, unless the court has accepted a non-presence for a spouse. A spouse should apply for a waiver of participation prior to oral proceedings. The judge may ask questions about the sworn insurance or separation agreement. An error-free divorce is a divorce in which neither party is held liable. The difference between guilt and error-free divorce can be considerable and the difference between you depends on where you live.
The following article examines the differences and offers options that may be available in your situation. Moreover, divorce advocates argued, without error, that the law should be amended to allow for a simple procedure to end a marriage, rather than forcing a couple who simply could not agree to choose between living together in "marital hell" [where?] or being under oath before a free court of justice. [Citation required] (Where in 20th-century America, the law required married couples to continue to live together, unless they divorce? Either you support this assertion by quoting sources, make the claim in the form of a direct offer from a named person, or withdraw the claim from that section.) The most prominent advocate for the position was feminist law professor Herma Hill Kay (who later became dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law).  Facts 3-5 require the parties to be separated for at least two years before they can begin the divorce process. These requirements could be problematic if both spouses were guilty or if neither spouse had committed a legally guilty act, but the two spouses wanted a divorce by mutual agreement. Lawyers have begun to advise their clients on how to create legal fiction to circumvent legal requirements. A popular method in New York was described as "collusive adultery", in which both parties consciously agreed that the woman would return home at some point and discover her husband who was committing adultery with a "mistress" received for the occasion.  The woman would then wrongly swear in court on a carefully crafted version of these facts (and therefore perjury).
The husband would admit a similar version of these facts. The judge would try the husband of adultery, and the couple could be divorced. Until 1976, divorce was only possible if a spouse had acted improperly - a rule called the guilt principle. In 1976, the law was amended to avoid making divorce errors of the norm. The law says: "A marriage can be dissolved by divorce if it is broken. Marriage is broken when the spouses` conjugal community no longer exists and the spouses do not expect them to re-establish it.  There have been calls for reform of the current matrimonial law to reflect the reality that, in many cases, neither side is solely responsible for the breakdown of marriage.