Family Law Spotlight:

Divorce.

A divorce cannot be applied for until the couple have been married for at least one year. There are no exceptions to this rule. To get divorced in England and Wales, the marriage must be recognised as valid by United Kingdom law and one of the partners must:-

A divorce will be granted by the divorce county court if one or both of the partners can show that the marriage no longer exists. Legally, this is known as the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. For a marriage to have irretrievably broken down, one of the following must be proved:-

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable Behaviour
  • Desertion
  • Two Years Separation With Consent
  • Five Years Separation

To view a divorce FAQ, please click on the link below:

Divorce FAQ

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