Is sexlessness grounds for divorce?
If your spouse refuses to have sex without a justifiable reason, it may be recognized as grounds for divorce.
Sexless Divorce Legal Judgment
The court rules even if a couple has sexual dysfunction or there is no sexual contact between the couple.
If the couple works together and receives professional treatment and assistance, there is a possibility of returning to a normal sex life.
Because such circumstances are temporary or short-term,
It is said that that level of sexual defect alone cannot be considered a ‘serious reason for continuing marriage.’
In other words, it clearly states that spouses must work together.
If you go beyond that level and refuse to engage in a relationship without a justifiable reason, it may be grounds for divorce.
Impairment of sexual function makes normal sexual life impossible
If there are other circumstances that impede the normal satisfaction of each other's sexual desires,
Considering that sexual relations between spouses are an essential element of marriage,
This can be a ‘serious reason that makes it difficult to continue the marriage.’
(Refer to Supreme Court Decision 2009M2413, delivered on December 24, 2009).
Therefore, in cases where sexual intercourse is refused without justifiable reason, the provisions of Article 840, Paragraph 6 of the Civil Act
A divorce request is possible because the grounds for divorce are ‘when there are serious reasons that make it difficult to continue the marriage.’
This is a procedure in accordance with Korean law. For foreigners, detailed procedures may vary.
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