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  • Writer's pictureHollie Burne

What are the grounds for getting divorced?

Getting divorced and dealing with your finances and any children related issues, can be legally complicated – it involves following a strict process.

The sole ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

Before 6 April 2022 you had to establish this by providing evidence of one of five facts: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, five years separation, or two years separation with consent.

In contrast, from 6 April 2022, you establish the marriage has irretrievably broken down by simply providing a statement to that effect. As this removes the blame element it is often referred to as no-fault divorce.

At Eccles Heddon we provide you with legal advice which takes into account your individual circumstances to help guide you through the divorce process. To discuss your case further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Author: Hollie Burne - to learn more about Hollie, read her profile here!


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