Whilst there are encouraging government moves towards introducing a no-fault system in the UK, we remain currently with the one and only ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
However, the irretrievable breakdown has to be proved by one of five available facts, namely adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, two-year separation with agreement or five year separation.
Whether you wish to initiate the divorce or respond to papers received, we will consider all aspects of the process with you and offer clear, understandable advice from the first meeting to the conclusion of your case.
Bear in mind that you cannot divorce until you have been married for one year. Also worth noting, if future arrangements for your children are agreed, the court need have no involvement.
Whilst the legal process of ending a relationship by way of a divorce can be a fairly straightforward process, it is the division of the assets and finances of the marriage and arrangements for children that can be more complex. We can help you through the process.