Grounds for Divorce
The first thing that you need to do to file for divorce is to decide what the reasons for wanting a divorce is.
In order for FMB Solicitors to file for your divorce, you need to prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, this is the only ground for divorce. You will need to give one or more of the following reasons, or facts, to prove your case:
Your husband or wife has had sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite sex. This cannot be given as a fact if it happened six months prior to the application and you continued to live together as a couple.
Your husband or wife has behaved in a way that you cannot be expected to live with them. Behaviours not deemed to be reasonable could include Drunkenness or Drug taking, Physical Violence, Verbal Abuse, Threatening Behaviour & Mental Abuse, Refusing to Pay towards shared living Costs. It may be a series of smaller behaviours over time or one incident.
Desertion or Separation
Your husband or wife has left you and been away for at least two years before you start divorce proceedings. You can apply for a divorce if you have been separated for at least two years and you both agree the fact in writing. If you have been separated for at least five years, you can apply for a divorce even if your husband or wife disagrees.