In a fault divorce, at least one of the spouses would ask for a divorce on the grounds that the other party was at fault. If the required grounds are present, this may be granted. Massachusetts is one of the few states that allows this type of divorce. The benefits of filing a fault divorce vary and it may not affect the final outcome. Since this type of divorce can be very expensive and time-consuming compared to no-fault divorce, you should consider carefully whether filing a fault divorce is worth the effort and expense.