Going through a relationship breakdown can be a stressful time, especially when emotions, time and money are stretched. As tensions can escalate, disagreements inevitably arise, however our experienced team can provide guidance and assistance to ensure that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
We understand that divorcing can have an impact on a variety of additional factors including, immigration status, finances and child arrangements. We will consider all the relevant aspects in your life and ensure that our advice is tailored to your specific needs and desired outcomes.
Divorcing in the United Kingdom
You can get a divorce in England or Wales if you have been married at least a year and your relationship has permanently broken down.
You must have a marriage that is legally recognised in the UK - this includes same-sex marriage. In order for your marriage or civil partnership to be recognised in the UK, you will need to make sure that you have followed the correct process according to local law in the country you got married in. If you did, then you will not need to register your marriage in the UK.
You and your spouse both should live in the UK, however if this is not the case, we can discuss your options to see if you are eligible to apply for a divorce in the UK.
If you are not in contact with your spouse and you do not know where they live, you can still apply for a divorce, however the process is slightly different and requires supplementary evidence.