Grounds for Divorce

To obtain a divorce you must give written reasons to the Court why your marriage has irretrievably broken down.

The Grounds

You will need to provide the Court with a short statement within your divorce petition explaining why your marriage has irretrievably broken down. Your reasons must fall into one of the following five categories; these categories are known as 'facts':

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