How do I get divorced?
To get a divorce you need to file a divorce petition in court. Individual cases can vary so it may be an idea to speak to one of our specialist solicitors who will listen to your situation, this can be done by taking advantage of our free first advice. You will need to think about and document the grounds for your divorce.
What are the grounds for divorce?
In short, irretrievable relationship breakdown. A divorce can take place this irretrievable breakdown is backed up with at least one of five of the below facts:
1. Spouse has committed adultery.
2. Spouse has behaved in a way which makes it no longer possible to live together.
3. Living apart from spouse for two years and he/she agrees with the divorce.
4. Living apart from spouse for more than five years.
5. Spouse has deserted you for two years.
“Irreconcilable differences” is not sufficient, further details would be required.
How much will it cost?
Again this will depend on the nature of you case, click here to see some of our example costs. At Keith Park Solicitors we will offer you clear advice regarding costs and operate with no hidden fees meaning you will have a clear understanding of the legal costs involved.
How long will it take?
This again will vary from case to case but on average 4 – 6 months will see the completion of most divorces.
We are already separated, is it adultery?
Yes. If you are still married and haven’t obtained a Decree Absolute and someone starts a physical relationship with another person then it is adultery.
Where do I start?
If you would like to take the initial step with a divorce proceeding or just find out more information you can take advantage of our free first advice. You will receive a consultation with a specialist solicitor who will listen to your situation and offer expert legal advice regarding your position. Our Free First Advice comes at absolutely no cost to you and there is no obligation to take things further should you decide against taking legal action. To find out more or to book an appointment contact us.