In order to get a divorce in England and Wales you need to have been married for more than one year and you will need to show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to prove that your marriage has broken down you must be able to rely on one of the following reasons:
One of these reasons will form the basis of your application to be divorced known as a divorce petition. If you are unsure as to which reason may be most suitable in your circumstances, this is something that can be discussed at your initial no cost interview.
In order to bring your marriage to an end you must follow a legal process. In summary the process is as follows:
There are issues to consider within the process and there can be issues which can delay or complicate the process for example if your spouse does not agree that there should be a divorce and defends the divorce petition. Please do contact us if you would like any further information specific to your circumstances.
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