At Broad Yorkshire Law we understand that deciding to end a marriage/civil partnership can be an emotional and stressful experience. We aim to remove the stress from the process by providing clear and helpful advice throughout this difficult time.

Grounds for a Divorce

You can get a divorce if you have been married at least a year and your relationship has permanently broken down. There are five grounds on which you can divorce:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour e.g. domestic abuse
  • Desertion - your husband or wife has left you for more than 2 years without your agreement and without a good reason
  • You have lived apart for more than 2 years and your husband/wife agrees to the divorce
  • You have lived apart for more than 5 years

For further advice please contact our dedicated team on 0114 327 7359.

Grounds for Ending a Civil Partnership

You can apply to end (‘dissolve’) your civil partnership if you have been in the partnership for at least a year and your relationship has irretrievably broken down. There are four grounds for ending a civil partnership:

  • Unreasonable behaviour e.g. domestic abuse or being sexually unfaithful
  • Desertion - your civil partner has left you for more than 2 years without your agreement and without a good reason
  • You have lived apart for more than 2 years and your civil partner agrees to the divorce
  • You have lived apart for more than 5 years

For further advice please contact our dedicated team on 0114 327 7359.

Money and Property when a Relationship Ends

At Broad Yorkshire Law we know that one of the biggest issues when a relationship comes to an end is sorting out the money and property. It is best to sort out these issues by agreement; however, we understand this is not always possible. We are here to help advise you as to what you are entitled to and support you through the mediation and/or court process.

For further information contact our dedicated team on 0114 327 7359.