Divorce, end the blame gameIn England and Wales, the person filing for divorce must prove to the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down by demonstrating one of these five legal facts.
2. Unreasonable behaviour
4. Two years separation with the ex-spouse’s consent to divorce
5. Five years separation (no consent of the ex-spouse required)
If parties wish to divorce after the minimum of 12 months the only mechanism is a fault-based divorce, unless they wait for two years. In her blog, Joanna discusses why couples need a better way.