Thursday, April 4, 2013
Grounds for Divorce in England-UK Divorce Law.
DIVORCE IN ENGLAND - UK DIVORCE LAW. Divorce in England & Wales
Grounds for divorce in U.K.
You must show there are good reasons for ending your marriage.
You can give 5 grounds for a divorce:
Your husband or wife had sex with someone else of the opposite sex, and you can no longer bear to live with them.
You can’t give adultery as a reason if you lived with your husband or wife for 6 months after you found out about it.
2. Unreasonable behaviour
Your husband or wife behaved so badly that you can no longer bear to live with them.
This could include:
· physical violence
· verbal abuse, eg insults or threats
· drunkenness or drug-taking
· refusing to pay for housekeeping
Your husband or wife has left you:
· without your agreement
· without a good reason
· to end your relationship
· for more than 2 years in the past 2½ years
You can still claim desertion if you have lived together for up to a total of 6 months in this period.
4. You have lived apart for more than 2 years
You can get a divorce if you’ve lived apart for more than 2 years and both agree to the divorce.
Your husband or wife must agree in writing.
5. You have lived apart for more than 5 years
Living apart for more than 5 years is usually enough to get a divorce, even if your husband or wife disagrees with the divorce.