However, it is only advisable to leave «by yourself» (literally «for yourself») to divorce in certain circumstances. There is a fee to file for divorce and get a subpoena. As of August 15, 2012, the registration fee is $200.00, plus an additional $15.00, and a summons costs $5.00. Notification to your spouse, designated as a trial service, can cost around $30.00 or more if he or she resides far away. (See Does it cost money to file for divorce or separate help?) This is the most common reason for a divorce. You need to show that something your spouse knowingly did or didn`t do hurt or upset you. Physical abuse is cruel and abusive treatment. Sometimes some forms of mental cruelty may suffice.