To apply for a divorce you must have been married for at least one year. The ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This must be based upon one of the five following facts:
Facing a divorce or separation can be a challenging time. Often, emotions can run high as you deal with a number of factors like where you will live, how your finances will be managed and ensuring you limit the impact for your children.
Looking to better understand the process? All of the steps can be viewed by downloading our Divorce Procedure flowchart.
Similar to divorce the process for dissolution of a civil partner is on the basis that there is an irretrievable breakdown of the partnership by relying on one of the four grounds.
You can only apply for a dissolution of civil partnership if you have been in a civil partnership for more than one year.