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Divorce Solicitors, Lincolnshire

Divorce proceedings can be one of the most difficult and emotional times you will ever go through. Our Family Law Team has the specialist knowledge and experience to advise on all aspects of divorce including division of family assets such as homes, pensions and savings. We also offer advice on how divorce can affect family businesses or partnerships.

Divorce proceedings are started by one spouse (the Petitioner) filing a divorce petition at Court. The law only provides one ground for divorce, namely ''that the marriage has broken down irretrievably''. The Petitioner must establish one or more of the following facts: -

  1. Adultery
  2. Behaviour
  3. Two years separation by Desertion
  4. Two Years separation by Consent
  5. Five Years Separation

An undefended divorce takes several months from the date of filing the petition to the pronouncement of Decree Nisi. The Petitioner then has to wait a minimum of six weeks before he or she can apply for the Decree Absolute. It is the Decree Absolute which formally dissolves the marriage. The procedure in an undefended divorce does not require either party to attend Court in person.

To find out more call our Family Law Team on 01754 897150 or submit your enquiry online.