UK Family Law
UK Family Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
Thank you for your question.
Not physically living in the same household is not a pre-requisite to petition citing two years separation with consent. You can be "living apart" even though you are living under the same roof if you are living completely separate lives.
The small practical household chores do not negate your living separate lives. GIven that there is also the mental element that you both appear to regard the marriage as a mere shell and, presumably, are not going to live together post-divorce I doubt you will have any problem covincing a Judge of the veracity of your separation.
On the facts you will be able to divorce on the ground of two year separation with consent.
HMRC's website contains lots of useful information for lay persons acting on their own behalf:-
They also have all the forms you will need:-
Select "divorce" from the drop down menu.
If this has been useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my efforts. It will be gratefully received and you will be free to ask follow up questions.Kind regards,Tom
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).