In order to obtain a divorce at present you need to show the marriage has irretrievably broken down using one of five factors. Unreasonable Behaviour, Adultery, 2 years separation with consent, 5 years separation, or desertion. Therefore unless you have been separated for more than 2 years you will need to “blame” the other spouse for their behaviour during the marriage in order to satisfy the grounds for a divorce.
Resolution have been campaigning for over 30 years to have the law changed and would allow couples to divorce without the need to apportion blame. The Government have today announced a new law to remove the need to assign blame.
If you wish to discuss your divorce/separation options with one of our specialists please do not hesitate to contact us on 01737 229 610 or 0207 277 0110.