LEEDS OFFICE 
Trading as Avery Walters Ellis Solicitors 
 
HARROGATE OFFICE 
Trading as Powell Eddison Solicitors 
 

Grounds For Divorce Leeds 

Our team of expert divorce solicitors will guide you through the process and will assist you with the more complex areas of divorce and the drafting of documentation. Whether it be exploring the grounds for divorce or other reasons for divorce. 
 
In England and Wales you can apply for a divorce if: 
 
- You have been married for at least one year; and 
- You can prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. 
 
5 reasons for divorce 
 
To prove grounds for divorce that the marriage has irretrievably broken down you must be able to show one of the following: 
 
01. Your spouse has committed adultery; 
02. Your spouse has behaved in such a way that it would be unreasonable to expect you to go on living together; 
03. You and your spouse have lived apart for two years or more and your spouse consents; 
04. You and your spouse have lived apart for five years or more whether or not your spouse consents; or 
05. Your spouse has deserted you for a continuous period of two years. 

Arguing your grounds for divorce 

Our expert family lawyers are based in Chapel Allerton (Leeds) and Harrogate and are always on hand to help you with exploring grounds for divorce or exploring the reasons for a potential divorce. 
Contact us on 0113 200 7480 or email us on info@averywalters.com to arrange your free initial, no obligation consultation with a specialist family law solicitor. 
Amanda Cuthbert 
Family Law Solicitor 

START YOUR CASE TODAY 

 
Phone: 0113 200 7480 
 
Email: ac@averywalters.com 
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