The majority of divorces in Maine are considered no-fault. This means that either spouse can file for divorce and there is no need to prove one spouse was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. In a no-fault divorce, the spouse that files for divorce only has to state that there were irreconcilable differences and that there is very little chance that the spouses will resolve their issues and get back together.
Maine does also allow for filing an at-fault divorce in which one spouse accuses the other of misconduct that resulted in the breakdown of the marriage. There are some limited instances in which filing on grounds of fault is advantageous. It is important to discuss this decision with a qualified divorce attorney before filing.