Divorce – When and How?

In the UK a divorce can only be granted after at least one year of marriage and once it has been proved that the relationship has reached the point of “irretrievable breakdown”. How the matter proceeds from there depends largely on whether it is defended or undefended.

If defended or undefended you will need to prove at least one of the following:

  • adultery
  • your partner has behaved unreasonably
  • your partner deserted you at least two years ago
  • you’ve lived apart for at least two years (with the consent of the other party)
  • you’ve lived apart for at least five years (no consent required)

How do I start the Divorce Process?

Initially we would recommend you contact us for a chat. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so what suits you may not suit someone else. Our friendly and compassionate team will explain the whole process and all your options.

rhw solicitors have a knowledgeable and compassionate team of Family lawyers that will help advise and assist you during the difficult process.

Who to speak to? 

e-mail the team at family@rhw.co.uk or call 01483 302000

Want to contact a member of the team directly? Samantha Jago, Elizabeth Leah, Arjun Sreedaran, Bethany Rickerby and Clive Hogan.

rhw offer a fixed fee first meeting (of up to an hour) of £100.00 plus VAT.

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Samantha Jago explains, in this short video, why you should instruct her (or any other member of rhw’s Family Law Team) to represent you:





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