Grounds for divorce

There are various reasons people file for divorce but, in order to do so, a couple must be married for at least a year.

There are five key grounds for divorce. These are:

  1. Adultery
  2. Unreasonable behaviour
  3. Desertion
  4. Two years separation
  5. Five years separation

Although it may seem unfair, the fault of the marriage breakdown isn’t likely to make a difference, so it’s best to keep things as amicable as possible. Resist the urge to use divorce as a form of revenge against your spouse.

With regards to financial arrangements, courts will use the same methods to value assets, regardless of the grounds for divorce.

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Five key grounds for divorce


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