Divorcing with Sensitivity
Your marriage must have lasted at least one year before divorce proceedings can be instituted, and they can only be issued on the basis that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, and must be proved by one of the following five facts: -
b. Unreasonable behaviour
c. 2 years’ desertion
d. 2 years’ separation with the other party’s consent
e. 5 years’ separation.
Each divorce will take around 4 to 6 months to be concluded, and our lawyers will also deal with all other issues such as the children and financial matters arising out of the divorce. We will not finalise divorce proceedings until we have reached a satisfactory conclusion to all issues for you.
Assuming the divorce is undefended, you will not need to attend Court at all for the divorce proceedings themselves.
Once your divorce has been finalised by the pronouncement of Decree Absolute, we recommend that you review your Will or perhaps even make a fresh Will, as divorce can affect inheritance.
It may also be that your case is suitable for annulment, and this is something we can consider with you.
We offer a first free appointment lasting 20 minutes for all new clients seeking initial advice and if you therefore wish to discuss any of the above matters with us further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01327 301771.