Divorce Lawyers for London, Hertfordshire & Brighton

Leading you safely through your divorce or separation with experience and compassion.

Delivering certainty during uncertain times

Facing a divorce or separation can be a challenging time. Often, emotions can run high as you deal with a number of factors like where you will live, how your finances will be managed and ensuring you limit the impact for your children.

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Divorce

In England & Wales to apply for a divorce you must have been married for at least one year. You will need to show the Court that the marriage has ‘irretrievably broken down’ by relying on one of the five grounds detailed below.

Looking to better understand the process? All of the steps can be viewed by downloading our Divorce Procedure flowchart. 

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Adultery
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Behaviour
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Desertion for more than two years
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Separation for two years or more with the other person's consent
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Separation for five years or more without the other person's consent

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Dissolution of Civil Partnership

Similarly to a divorce the process for dissolution of a civil partner is on the basis that there is an irretrievable breakdown of the partnership by relying on one of the four grounds.

You can only apply for a dissolution of civil partnership if you have been in a civil partnership for more than one year.

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Unreasonable Behaviour – your civil partner has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.

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Desertion – your civil partner has deserted you for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of the dissolution petition.

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2-year separation by consent – you have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of the dissolution petition and your civil partner consents to the dissolution being granted.

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5-year separation – you have lived apart for a continuous period of at least five years immediately preceding the presentation of the dissolution petition.

Looking for legal advice?

With any divorce or separation, it’s important to understand your rights. To book an appointment with one of our family law solicitors, please call us on T: (0)203 869 4466 or contact us via email.