Deciding to separate from your spouse may be a difficult decision to make. We are here to help you through the process.
In Scotland the main ground for divorce is that your marriage has broken down irretrievably. There are four ways to establish irretrievable breakdown.
- If you have been separated from your spouse for one year and they consent to a divorce
- If you have been separated from your spouse for two years
- If you can prove your spouse’s adultery
- If you can establish that your spouse has been unreasonable and that you are no longer able to live with them.
If you decide to proceed with a divorce and you have children under the age of 16 or financial matters to resolve then it is advisable to try to agree these before you proceed. We understand that this may not always be possible and we can help you put these arrangements in place before you proceed with a divorce.
If you have already agreed your financial matters and do not have children under the age of 16 then there is a simplified procedure that is applicable in certain situations.