There is only one ground for divorce and that is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. In order to prove this to the court, one of five facts must be proven. The two most common are ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’ and ‘Adultery’ but in the event of you having separated for 2 years or more and your spouse agreeing to divorce, this would be sufficient for the court to grant your divorce.
Divorce Proceedings do not have to be complex and can be dealt with by neither party having to attend court. Furthermore, in spite of the two most common facts being on a fault basis, it is still possible for Divorces to proceed amicably.
We understand the need to deal with your Divorce as quickly with as little fuss as possible. Please contact a member of our team for an urgent appointment or email us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Please note that Legal Aid may be available for Divorce providing your capital and income are not too high but this will change however on the 1st April 2013. The reforms contained within the Legal Aid, Sentancing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LAPSO) which is now an Act of Parliament, will be implemented on that date. This will mean that Legal Aid will not be generally available for such matters as described above and will only be given in exceptional and specified circumstances. If you do therefore wish to recieve legal advice and representation and you may not be able to afford to pay a solicitor we would strongly suggest that you make an appointment to see us before the implementation date to allow time for any Legal Aid applications to be processed and for the fullest advice to be given.
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