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:
Two-Year Separation – requires consent from both sides.
Five-Year Separation – does not require consent from both sides.
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:
One-Year separation – requires consent from both sides
Two-Year separation – does not require consent from both sides.