When a marriage breaks down it is heart-breaking and painful for the couple. On top of this, a breakup puts stress on your children, immediate family and good friends.
It has always been our aim to deal with the breakdown of a marriage with empathy and an approach that is fair and pain-free as possible, which is why divorce can only be chosen when all other attempts to fix the marriage have failed. We call this irretrievable breakdown.
Irretrievable breakdown has to be supported by one of five evidential grounds: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, two years’ desertion, two years’ separation with both sides giving their consent to the divorce, or five years’ separation.
Divorce is not a quick process. It can take 6-8 months and your particular circumstances are significant factors on the timeframe. We understand that this can be difficult and our specialist divorce solicitors are with you every step of the way, closing the matter as swiftly as possible and advising you on ways to minimise upheaval and pressure on other family members.