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A divorce is the legal way of ending a marriage. It is possible to divorce once a year has passed from the date of marriage and where the court is satisfied that there are grounds for a divorce. The person who issues the proceedings must prove that their marriage has irretrievably broken down in one of the following five ways:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion for two years 
  • Separation of five years (no consent required)
  • Separation of two years (with consent)
  • Unreasonable behaviour

How We Can Help

At Nockolds, we understand that a divorce involves high levels of emotions, especially if there are children involved. Our experts aim to support and steer you through this difficult time in the most cost-effective manner, taking your particular circumstances into account at all times. 

If you feel that there is a possibility of your relationship ending, we would encourage you to discuss your circumstances with us before making any decisions with your spouse. This is because there are a lot of things which need to be considered, which will depend on your particular circumstances.

We are proud to say that all of our Family and Matrimonial Team are Resolution Lawyers, an organisation of over 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Two members of our Team are also Family Mediators, to find out more about our mediation services, please click here.

For further information on Divorce and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Family Law Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Lynn Cowley, Partner in our Family Team.

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