Thanks for your question.
You must have been married for 1 year in order to divorce.
If you are not prepared to wait for two years separation (if she were to consent to divorcing under this ground) or 5 years (without her consent) You could petition on the basis of her unreasonable behaviour. You would have to list 5-6 examples of her unreasonable behaviour towards you. The should mostly be related to her most recent behaviour and it can be things like not speaking to you, providing you with emotional support, verbal (eg. Nagging, insults etc) or physical abuse, unwillingness to engage in typical things that married people do (socialising, eating together, planning practical matters together), not contributing towards the expenses of accommodating yourself and the children, not engaging in physical affection, not helping you with any children you have.
Typically, it is best to list each examples in the following order
- 1) First occurrence
- 2) Worst Occrrence
- 3) Most Recent.
There is lots of useful advice for lay persons considering divorce here:-
You will have to pay a court issue fee for issuing the petition of approximately £350 and a further £50 approximately for the decree fee further during the divorce process.
If you instruct a solicitor they will probably charge around £1200-1500 to act for you in the divorce, but if you instruct them to act in financial ancillary relied proceedings their costs will be at an hourly rate.
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