The other person is addicted to gambling. Is this grounds for divorce?

Even if your spouse gambles, it is not necessarily grounds for divorce.

However! As a result of neglecting married life due to gambling addiction, the affection and trust between the couple decreased.
A joint living relationship between spouses that corresponds to the essence of marriage should be the foundation.

It is irretrievably broken down and the continuation of the marriage is forced.
In cases where the pain is unbearable for one spouse, one of the reasons for trial under the Civil Code is:
Article 840 No. 6 ‘When there are other serious reasons that make it difficult to continue the marriage’ may be grounds for divorce.

In fact, one spouse stays out for about 20 days a month, gambles, gets into debt, etc.
When the other spouse advised this, he settled the gambling on two occasions.
Even after writing a memorandum saying that I would focus on my family, I continued to gamble.
In cases where family members were not cared for, the court stipulated in Article 840, Paragraph 6 of the Civil Act.
The court determined that there were grounds for divorce and a divorce decree was entered.

This is a procedure in accordance with Korean law. For foreigners, detailed procedures may vary.
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