Am I eligible for a divorce? Family Law

A divorce is the legal process undertaken by a married couple to end their marriage. It is also sometimes known as a ‘dissolution of marriage’.

To get divorced in England or Wales, the following must be true:

  • You’ve been married for over 12 months
  • Your relationship has permanently broken down
  • Your marriage is legally recognised in the UK (including same-sex marriage)
  • The UK is your permanent home, or the permanent home of your husband or wife

What are the grounds that can be used for divorce?

The only ground for divorce is the fact that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.  You can apply for a divorce as a sole applicant or jointly with your spouse.

Divorce Support From Beswicks Legal

Facing family breakdown or divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. At Beswicks, our family law solicitors are on hand to support you during this difficult period. We can provide expert legal advice which considers the sensitive nature of your situation and helps you to take the next steps to begin a new chapter in your life.

To arrange a one-hour consultation with our family solicitors, please get in touch with us.