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There are various statutory grounds for divorce in Maine. However, almost every divorce case is brought based upon an allegation of "irreconcilable marital differences". "Irreconcilable marital differences" simply means that one or both of the parties believes that the marriage has broken down beyond repair.
No. As noted above, almost every divorce is brought and granted on the basis of irreconcilable marital differences. The court will usually only consider a spouse's "bad behavior" in two instances: (1) with respect to child custody; and, (2) when a spouse commits economic misconduct.