25-4 DIVORCE AND SEPARATE MAINTENANCE
CHAPTER 25-4

DIVORCE AND SEPARATE MAINTENANCE

25-4-1      Marriage dissolved only by death or divorce--Status of parties after divorce.
25-4-2      Grounds for divorce.
25-4-3      Adultery defined.
25-4-4      Extreme cruelty defined.
25-4-5      Willful desertion defined--Special conditions applicable.
25-4-6, 25-4-7.      Repealed.
25-4-8      Refusal of intercourse as desertion--Refusal to live together.
25-4-9      Desertion by departure during absence of spouse induced by fraud.
25-4-10      Desertion by cruelty or threats causing departure of spouse.
25-4-11      Separation by consent not desertion.
25-4-12      Intent to desert formed during proper absence.
25-4-13      Desertion by refusal of reconciliation after separation.
25-4-14      Offer to return curing desertion--Refusal of offer as desertion.
25-4-15      Willful neglect defined.
25-4-16      Habitual intemperance defined.
25-4-17      Continuous period of desertion, neglect, or intemperance required.
25-4-17.1      Irreconcilable differences defined.
25-4-17.2      Dissolution of marriage--Legal separation--Continuance--Orders during continuance--Consent of parties.
25-4-17.3      Use of affidavits to establish jurisdiction and grounds for divorce.
25-4-17.4      Validation of divorce granted without personal appearance.
25-4-18      Chronic mental illness as discretionary ground.
25-4-19      Grounds for denial of divorce.
25-4-20      Connivance defined.
25-4-21      Collusion defined.
25-4-22      Condonation defined--Required elements.
25-4-23      Condonation not implied by endurance of continuing conduct constituting ground for divorce.
25-4-24      Fraudulent concealment of ground of divorce avoiding condonation.
25-4-25      Conjugal kindness as condition subsequent to condonation.
25-4-26      Revocation of condonation and revival of ground for divorce.
25-4-27, 25-4-28.      Repealed.
25-4-29      Lapse of time as ground for denial of divorce--Presumption of acquiescence--Other limitations not applicable.
25-4-30      Residence requirements for divorce or separate maintenance.
25-4-30.1      Venue of action--Change by defendant.
25-4-31, 25-4-32.      Repealed.
25-4-33      No presumption as to same domicile of parties--Separate domiciles after separation.
25-4-33.1      Automatic temporary restraining order upon service.
25-4-34      Waiting period before trial of divorce and separate maintenance actions--Temporary orders and preliminary proceedings during waiting period.
25-4-34.1      Validation of prior decrees granted on sixtieth day--Deadline for contesting validity.
25-4-35      Validity of proceedings on service by publication under prior law.
25-4-36, 25-4-37.      Repealed.
25-4-38      Alimony pending action.


25-4-39      Separate maintenance granted on denial of divorce.
25-4-40      Action for separate maintenance without divorce--Alimony and support.
25-4-41      Allowance for support when divorce granted.
25-4-42      Security for payments required of spouse--Receivership--Allowance withheld when recipient's estate sufficient.
25-4-43      Support payments through clerk of courts--Payment to social services when assignment made to state--Back support--Accounting.
25-4-44      Division of property between parties.
25-4-45      Child custody provisions--Modification--Preference of child.
25-4-45.1      Fault not considered in awarding property or child custody--Exceptions.
25-4-45.2      Intervention by attorney general or state's attorney when support assigned to state.
25-4-45.3      Adoption of fee schedule for home studies or investigations ordered by court in custody proceedings.
25-4-45.4      Counsel appointed for child in certain divorce or custody proceedings--Duty of counsel--Assistance--Costs.
25-4-45.5      Consideration of domestic abuse and assault conviction in custody award.
25-4-45.6      Consideration of conviction for death of other parent in custody award.
25-4-45.7      Protective orders and arrest reports considered in determining existence of history of domestic abuse.
25-4-45.8      Consideration of reporting abuse falsely or without good cause in custody award.
25-4-46      Alimony, support, property, and child custody provisions subject to review on appeal.
25-4-47      Restoration of former name to wife--Validation of prior decrees.
25-4-48      Legitimacy of children after divorce for adultery of wife.
25-4-49      Legitimacy of children after divorce for adultery of husband.
25-4-50      Repealed.
25-4-51      Report of divorces to department of health.
25-4-52      Visitation rights for grandparents--Enforcement by circuit court.
25-4-53      Repealed.
25-4-54      Visitation rights of grandparents--Child placed for adoption.
25-4-55      Exclusion of child from custody proceedings.
25-4-56      Custody and visitation disputes--Mediation order--Exceptions--Investigation--Allocation of costs.
25-4-57      Court appointment of mediator.
25-4-58      Adoption of court rules establishing minimum qualifications of mediator.
25-4-58.1      Minimum Qualifications for Family Court Mediators.
25-4-58.2      Conduct of Family Court Mediators.
25-4-59      Privacy of mediation proceedings.
25-4-60      Confidentiality of mediation communications and mediator's work product.
25-4-61      Written mediated agreement--Signing--Court approval.
25-4-62      Recommendation by mediator to court upon parties' failure to agree.
25-4-63      Custody and visitation disputes--Appointment of parenting coordinator.
25-4-64      Parenting coordinator appointment at party request or on court's own motion.
25-4-65      Qualifications of parenting coordinator.
25-4-66      Appointment upon consent of parties.
25-4-67      Parenting coordinator application form.
25-4-68      Term of parenting coordinator--Resignation--Discharge.
25-4-69      Parenting coordinator fees and costs.
25-4-70      Duties of parenting coordinator.
25-4-71      Attorney and parenting coordinator fees related to motion.
25-4-72      Authority of court.
25-4-73      Standards of conduct for parenting coordinators.
25-4-74      Communications with parenting coordinator not confidential.
25-4-75      Motion to reopen case to divide assets omitted from property division.
25-4-76      Equitable division of inadvertently omitted assets.
25-4-77      Remedies for intentional concealment of omitted assets.
25-4-78      Attorneys fees for motion for omitted assets.
25-4-79      Jurisdiction over motions for omitted assets when court of this state entered original decree.
25-4-80      Jurisdiction over motions for omitted assets when court of another state entered original decree.
25-4-81      Time for filing motion for inadvertently omitted assets.
25-4-82      Time for filing motion for intentional concealment of assets.
25-4-83      Nonexclusive remedies.