Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution

Divorce in England and Wales is primarily and usually an administrative process. Our current law requires that couples have either been separated for two years and agree a divorce or some fault is alleged between spouses (usually either adultery or behaviour that one party cannot reasonably be expected to live with).

Most divorce processes are dealt with by agreement. The exception might be if there are other countries in which the divorce can be filed or another pressing reason why the divorce cannot go ahead.

In general, the divorce process takes five or six months. It is usually dealt with via correspondence with the divorce centres or online.

We are able to help with considering the right approach to the divorce process, drafting documents and making sure that this difficult step in the process is handled sensitively and efficiently.

An identical process exists for the dissolution of civil partnerships, save that adultery is not available as a fact on which a dissolution petition can be based.