Find out the grounds of divorce and what support you can receive

The breakdown of a relationship can be incredibly stressful and difficult for anyone to go through, especially if there are children involved.

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Grounds for Divorce

There are five main grounds for divorce:

  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Adultery
  • 2 years separation (both parties must agree to divorce based on this fact)
  • Desertion for 2 years
  • 5 years separation (both parties don’t need to agree)

Initiating a Divorce

An important first step in any divorce is seeking legal guidance to see what is best suited to you and your family. Divorce proceedings can be complicated, not only with the dissolution of the marriage, but also organising your finances, possessions and Child Arrangement Orders.

The Family Law team at Mullis & Peake LLP are hugely experienced and are able to guide you through this difficult time, providing a sympathetic and pragmatic approach, tailored to your situation.

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Family Team


Esra Dogan

Esra is a solicitor based in the family department. 

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Associate Solicitor

Jessica Thrower

Jessica is an Associate Solicitor and has specialised in family law throughout her career

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Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Family Team

Sally Ward

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has always specialised in family law. 

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