1) What is meant by “grounds for divorce”?
A “ground” for divorce is a “reason” for divorce or Legal Separation.
2) What are the recognized grounds for divorce in Washington?
The only legal grounds for divorce in the State of Washington is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
“Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage” is also considered “No Fault”. Basically, under most circumstances the court will not consider someone being to blame for the divorce/separation, and won’t punish either party.

Phillip L. Weinberg

Phillip L. Weinberg
Phillip L. Weinberg
I have more than 20 years of experience defending my clients' rights. I handle all cases personally from start to finish, ensuring that each of my clients gains the full benefit of my many years of experience. At my firm, there are no associates right out of law school showing up in court knowing practically nothing about you or your case, I know my way around the courts and how they work. Throughout my career, I have learned that the best approach is not always the most aggressive one, though sometimes there is no other choice. My first goal in every case is the dismissal of my client's charge(s). In many situations, however, I have found that negotiation offers better opportunities for success.When you work with me your case will never be passed off to a paralegal or a less-experienced associate. I am a solo practitioner and always have been.