Frequently Asked Questions
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How long do I need to be married before I can get a divorce?
As long as you have been married for more than 12 months, there is no specific length of time you need to be separated before you can issue divorce proceedings.
How long do I need to be separated before I can get a divorce?
If you have been separated for 2 or more years, and both parties agree to the divorce, then you can apply for a divorce.
If you have been separated for 5 years, you can apply for a divorce even if one party does not agree.
What are grounds for divorce?
The No Fault Divorce process means that the only grounds for divorce proceedings in England & Wales is that your relationship has irretrievably broken down.
What is a separation agreement?
A separation agreement is a legal agreement which can be drawn up by a solicitor on your behalf. You may want a separation agreement if you are unmarried or married and cannot or do not want to get a divorce straight away. A separation agreement is a legal document is done properly but not directly enforceable like a court order.