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Is domestic violence grounds for divorce?

Yes, it most certainly is. Traditionally, cruelty is grounds for divorce, and it applies in situations of domestic violence. Mental cruelty, another fault ground for divorce, recognizes the mental and psychological aspects of domestic violence.

Cruelty in this context doesn’t mean just being mean to one another, but rather that unnecessary physical or emotional pain is being inflicted upon one another, the definition of domestic violence.