The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In other words, you must be sure that there is no possibility of a reconciliation. If your marriage has irretrievably broke down, you must be able to prove one of the following:
- Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with them.
- Your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.
- Your spouse has deserted you and you have lived apart for at least 2 years.
- You and your spouse have already separated and have lived apart for 2 years and both agree to there being a divorce
- You and your spouse have already separated and have lived apart for at least 5 years.
Everyone's circumstances are different and the financial settlement is tailored to your individual circumstances. For personalised advice, please telephone for an appointment our Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria office on 01229 820297