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Getting Divorced

If you are experiencing difficulties in your marriage, consider whether you can resolve those issues with the help of a trained relationship counsellor.

If this is not possible, and the relationship has broken down irretrievably, then you should seek legal advice as early as possible.

To get a divorce in England and Wales, you must have been married for more than a year and must be able to show that the relationship has irretrievably broken down for one of the following reasons:-
  • You spouse has committed adultery
  • Your spouse has behaved in such a way that you can not reasonably be expected to live together
  • You have been separated for two years and your spouse agrees to the divorce
  • You have been separated for five years
  • Your spouse has deserted you for more than 2 years
Obtaining a divorce normally takes at least 12 weeks.

We offer a free 30 minute initial meeting to go through the issues and explain the process. For some types of work we offer fixed prices giving you certainty about the costs involved and where finances are stretched, we can offer flexible payment methods to spread the cost. So whatever your situation, we will do all we can to help.

Email or call 01326 574 988 now to book an appointment.

Department contacts

Victoria Walters Borlase Solicitors

Victoria Walters

Solicitor

01326 574988

Betty McGarrigle Borlase Solicitors

Betty McGarrigle

Executive

01326 574988

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