No Fault Divorces Legal?
To get a divorce in the United Kingdom you need to prove that the marriage has broken down, that can be shown in 5 ways:
- Unreasonable behavior
- You have lived apart for 2 years and your partner agrees to the divorce
- You have lived apart for 5 years, even if your partner doesn’t agree
However, what about if there has been no wrongdoing by your partner and you just simply want a divorce?
Unfortunately in the UK this cannot be done, the law requires a reason to end the marriage.
However, many other countries have made no fault divorces legal! These countries include: Australia, Canada, China, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United States. New York was the last state in America to legalise no fault divorces, this happened in 2010.
Although no fault divorces would save a lot of people from unhappy marriages, this is something the UK are not planning on changing just yet.
If you have decided to divorce and are looking for advice on how to proceed, call 01246 555 610 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced solicitors.
By Claire Clark on 5 May 2017, 09:44 AM