Our experienced team of family lawyers understand how important emotional support is at such times and therefore do their utmost to accommodate our clients’ wishes and feelings in a sensitive and caring manner. We have a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise available to provide our clients with an excellent service. Our dedicated and friendly team are here to assist every step of the way.
Grounds for divorce
If you have been married for at least one year and believe that your marriage has come to an end, you can issue divorce proceedings.
To obtain a divorce in England or Wales you must prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. You can establish irretrievable breakdown by proving one of the following five facts:
- adultery: your husband or wife has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with them
- unreasonable behaviour: your husband or wife has behaved in such a manner that you cannot be reasonably expected to live with them (unreasonable behaviour)
- lived apart for two years: you have lived apart for two years and you both agree to there being a divorce
- deserted: your husband or wife has deserted you for a period of two years or more
- lived apart for five years: you have lived apart for five years or more - a divorce can be secured whether or not your husband or wife agrees to a divorce.
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