comparative rectitude

comparative rectitude
The principle by which a divorce is awarded to the party whose fault is less serious in cases where both spouses allege grounds that would justify a divorce.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


comparative rectitude
The principle by which a divorce is awarded to the party whose fault is less serious in cases where both spouses allege grounds that would justify a divorce.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • comparative rectitude — Doctrine wherein relief by divorce is granted to the party least in fault when both have shown grounds for divorce. Weber v. Weber, 256 Ark. 549, 508 S.W.2d 725, 729 …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparative rectitude — Doctrine wherein relief by divorce is granted to the party least in fault when both have shown grounds for divorce. Weber v. Weber, 256 Ark. 549, 508 S.W.2d 725, 729 …   Black's law dictionary

  • comparative rectitude — The name given to the principle that where both parties to a marriage are guilty of misconduct for which a divorce may be granted, the court will grant a divorce to the one who is less at fault. 24 Am J2d Divorce § 228 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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