Family Law- Divorce

  • The petitioner is the party applying for the divorce.
  • The respondent is the other party.
  • The application is started by presenting a document called a petition to court.
  • The law on divorce is outlined in the Matrimonal Causes Act 1973.
  • Under this act the only ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
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Divorce

  • The petitioner is the party applying for the divorce.
  • The respondent is the other party.
  • The application is started by presenting a document called a petition to court.
  • The law on divorce is outlined in the Matrimonal Causes Act 1973.
  • Under this act the only ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
  • In order to show breakdown one or more of the following must satisfy the court.
  • The respondent has commited adultery and the petitioner finds them intolerable to live with.
  •  The respondent has behaved in such a way that the respondent cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.
  • lived apart for two years and respondent consents or they have lived apart for 5 years.
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Divorce

  • The petitioner is the party applying for the divorce.
  • The respondent is the other party.
  • The application is started by presenting a document called a petition to court.
  • The law on divorce is outlined in the Matrimonal Causes Act 1973.
  • Under this act the only ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
  • In order to show breakdown one or more of the following must satisfy the court.
  • The respondent has commited adultery and the petitioner finds them intolerable to live with.
  •  The respondent has behaved in such a way that the respondent cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.
  • lived apart for two years and respondent consents or they have lived apart for 5 years.
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