Divorce Law in Alabama

The grounds upon which Alabama law permits a judgment of divorce to be granted include:

If either party to the marriage, at the time of contract, was physically and incurably incapable of consummating the marriage
Voluntary abandonment by either spouse for a period of one year prior to the filing of the complaint
If either spouse is imprisoned for a felony conviction for a period of two years and the actual sentence is seven years or more
Commission of crimes against nature, before or after the marriage
Drug or alcohol addiction
Complete incompatibility of temperament of the parties such that the parties can no longer live together
Insanity, when the insane spouse has been committed to a mental institution for a period of five successive years and that spouse is hopelessly and incurably insane
When there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and any further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile and not in the best interests of the parties
If the wife was pregnant at the time of marriage without the husband’s knowledge (in favor of the husband)
If the other has committed actual violence or placed the party in reasonable apprehension of such violence (in favor of either party)
In favor of the wife when she has lived separate and apart from the husband without his support for two years prior to the filing of divorce, and she is a legal resident of Alabama