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Filing for no fault divorce is generally faster, cheaper, and easier than requesting a fault-based divorce. If you file for a fault-based, you'll have to go to trial and prove when your husband moved out and how little contact he had with you, which is more stressful for everyone involved. It is better to have a lawyer for a divorce when you anticipate going to trial. In a no-fault divorce, you can actually waive the trial and get divorced much faster if both parties will agree. Since there aren't any children and you have no jointly owned property, you could have the entire process done much faster (assuming no one is asking for alimony, either). Even when the hearing isn't waived, one of you just has to testify that the marriage has become insupportable. That's usually easier than showing when someone moved away, and that they didn't call or have any contact (or send any money) after leaving.
So what it really comes down to is if proving fault is important enough to you that you'd delay the divorce and spend more money to do it. To some people, it is. But a lot of people prefer to go the easier no-fault route.
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