It can be difficult going through a divorce or separation, especially when young children are involved.
It is therefore vastly important that you are able to build a relationship with your family lawyer, in order to help take the personal and financial weight off of your shoulders. At Prism Family Law, we can guide you through the legalities with as little stress and conflict as possible. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
The person who starts the divorce proceedings is known as ‘the petitioner’ and their spouse is called ‘the respondent’.
To satisfy the court that there has been an irretrievable breakdown, the petitioner must prove one of the following four facts:
- The respondent has committed adultery and the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the respondent.
- The respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent.
- The respondent has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of at least two years immediately before the start of the divorce.
- You have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years immediately before the start of the divorce and the respondent consents to a decree being granted.
Most divorces are based on facts (1) ‘adultery’ or (2) ‘behaviour’.