In England & Wales, there are 5 legal reasons why you can submit an application for divorce. These grounds for divorce are:
1) Adultery but this is not available to same sex couples. 2) Unreasonable Behaviour. 3) Two-Year Separation – requires consent from both sides. 4) Five-Year Separation – does not require consent from both sides. 5) Desertion.
Scotland operates a two-level divorce proceeding. The standard divorce is similar to that in England & Wales but a simplified divorce proceeding is available where the marriage has no children under the age of 16 and there are no contended joint financial assets. In this situation grounds are:
1) One-Year separation – requires consent from both sides 2) Two-Year separation – does not require consent from both sides.
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