A divorce also known as "dissolution of marriage" is the legal process by which a marriage is formally and legally ended. 

You can get divorced in England or Wales if you’ve been married for over a year and your relationship has permanently broken down. Your marriage must be legally recognised in the UK.

If you do not want a divorce, you can get a legal separation so you can live apart without ending the marriage. You might also be able to annul the marriage. You can apply for separation or annulment during your first year of marriage.

Divorce and separation is a very difficult decision to make and should never be taken lightly. Our team of divorce solicitors are aware of the sensitivity and complexity involved in divorce matters. To make your life easier, our highly trained and experienced divorce solicitors will guide and support you at each step of the divorce process.

We have a team of specialist family lawyers in Manchester, who provide expert, impartial advice to help resolve family law issues. If you need advice or help with any type of family law matter please contact us on 0161 226 8618.

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Before you apply

You must decide whether you want to make a joint application with your husband or wife or whether you want to apply on your own.

It normally takes at least 7 months to get a divorce. This is the same for joint and sole applications.

Making a joint application

You can make a joint application if both of the following apply:

  • you both agree that you should get a divorce
  • you're not at risk of domestic abuse

Applying for a divorce on your own

Make a sole application if either of the following apply:

  • your husband or wife does not agree you should get a divorce
  • you do not think your husband or wife will cooperate or respond to notifications from the court

You will need to confirm you want to continue with the divorce application at each stage of the process.

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