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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "DOMESTIC RELATIONS" IN REGARD TO DIVORCE, REDUCING THE SEPARATION TIME FOR DESERTION AND VOLUNTARY SEPARATION AND ADDING INCOMPATIBILITY AS A GROUND.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 1522, Title 13, paragraph (5), Delaware Code, is amended by striking "two years" and inserting in lieu thereof "one year."

Section 2. Section 1522, Title 13, paragraph (11), Delaware Code, is further amended by striking "three consecutive years" from the second line and inserting in lieu thereof "eighteen consecutive months".

Section 3. Section 1522, Title 13, Delaware Code, is further amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end thereof:

(12) When husband and wife are incompatible in that their marriage is characterized by rift or discord produced by reciprocal conflict of personalities existing for two consecutive years prior to the filing of the divorce action, and which has destroyed their relationship as husband wife and the reasonable possibility of reconciliation.

Approved June 11, 1968.