Grounds for Divorce

Grounds For Divorce

IN ENGLAND AND WALES

In England & Wales, there are 5 legal reasons why you can submit an application for divorce. These grounds for divorce are:

  1. Adultery.

  2. Unreasonable Behavior.

  3. Two-Year Separation – requires consent from both sides.

  4. Five-Year Separation – does not require consent from both sides.

  5. Desertion.

 

IN SCOTLAND

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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