The different grounds for divorce


If you are looking to file for divorce, it is vital to ascertain the grounds on which it will be based before doing so. There are strict criteria that must be adhered to throughout the divorce process – applying to the correct court, keeping within time limits for responses and proving to the court that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage through one of the ‘five facts’.

If this cannot be proved your file will not be successful with the court. It is absolutely key that all due processes are followed to the letter, and in order to ensure that this is the case it is highly advisable to use a specialised solicitor. Divorce is often a painful process at the best of times and to be frustrated by delays and hindrances with your claim will only cause added stress.

These pages will take you through the divorce procedure, explain the five ways in which you can prove that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of your marriage and help you understand the value of a divorce solicitor.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on divorce, we can put you in touch with a local solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help please call us on 0800 1777 162.

Quick enquiry form
Area of law:

More information:

Contact Law supports the endeavours of STAE and commends all the work they are undertaking to assist in the plight of the Asian Elephant


We use cookies on the Contact Law site to help us improve it.

If you would like to allow our cookies, please click 'Continue' or carry on browsing. For more information on cookies and how to change your settings, click 'More info'.