Obtaining a divorce is England and Wales is relatively procedural. If you can establish one of five facts, you can lodge a divorce petition with the court. These facts are:
- Unreasonable behavior
- 2 years separation with your spouse’s consent
- Five years separation
Unreasonable behavior is frequently relied on as it is one of two facts (the other being adultery) that entitle grounds for divorce proceedings; once you have reached the conclusion the marriage has broken down – be that through a resolution with time apart or a mutual agreement.