When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, both people might want to legally dissolve the bond. A married person petitions for a divorce. A civil partner applies for a dissolution. You can’t apply for divorce or dissolution during the first two years of your marriage or civil partnership.

A divorce petition must be grounded on one of the reasons below:

  • two years’ separation with the consent of the other spouse to divorce
  • five years’ separation
  • unreasonable behaviour
  • adultery
  • desertion

A dissolution of civil partnership must be due to one of the reasons below:

  • two years’ separation with the consent of the other partner to dissolve the partnership
  • five years’ separation
  • unreasonable behaviour
  • desertion
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