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What are the legal grounds for divorce?

There is only one legal ground for divorce “the marriage has broken down irretrievably”.

A person can petition for a divorce after one year of marriage and the facts they can rely upon are “Adultery” or allegations of “unreasonable behaviour” against a spouse.

The alternative is waiting between 2 or 5 years before being able to issue for a divorce based upon separation for the same length of time or if your husband or wife has deserted you for a period of more than two years.

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