Divorce Law Solicitors
There is only one ground for divorce in England and Wales and that is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In order to prove the irretrievable breakdown, you must rely on one of the following facts:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Two years’ separation with consent
- Five years’ separation
A divorce petition cannot be filed at court until one year has passed from the date of the marriage. You can, however, rely on events that have happened during the first year in your divorce petition. If you and your ex-spouse are keen to start divorce proceedings as soon as possible, the divorce petition can be prepared within the first year of marriage and sent to the court once the one year has elapsed.
Family Law practitioners have called for a no fault divorce. It is hoped that the law will soon change, removing the blame and encouraging an amicable settlement.
If you do not feel comfortable completing your divorce petition yourself, we can help you decide on the reasons to use in support of your case, and help you file your divorce petition, for a fixed fee. This will ensure that there is no delay by the court in processing your divorce petition and will minimise the chance of the other party trying to defend the divorce petition.
Our family team are members of Resolution, a network of family solicitors committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members of Resolution follow a code of practice and encourage a non-confrontational approach to divorce and family matters.
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If you would like to speak to one of our specialist divorce solicitors about your family matter or if you have any questions, please call us on 020 7467 3980 or contact us here.