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Adultery Grounds (please help)

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26 Jun 12 #339219 by jamesman
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ok here is the situation.
My wife and I seperated in late 2010, living apart due to certain difficultys in our marriage.
A few months ago this year in 2012, she commited adultery.
My divorce solicitor is saying I can not go with grounds for divorce under adultery as we have been living apart for to long now, and the court won''t accept this ground for divorce.
Does anyone know on here if this is actually correct?
as otherwise I will have to wait until we have been sperated for two years and go for two year speration.

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26 Jun 12 #339240 by NoWhereToTurnl
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To divorce on the grounds of adultery you have to prove adultery which is very difficult unless a child has been born as a result of it. Why not go for unreasonable behaviour?

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26 Jun 12 #339241 by stepper
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My son divorced his ex for adultery - her boyfriend was living in the ex. marital home by this time. He had to agree to forgo claiming any costs though, which he did.

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26 Jun 12 #339250 by jslgb
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Me and stbxh also separated late 2010 but we separated because he was committing adultery. We initially planned to divorce on grounds of adultery but as he wont co-operate we are going with UB. Maybe you cant go for grounds of adultery as you had already separated when she committed it? But like others have said, its really difficult to prove. If you divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour you dont have to wait 2 years. She can deny the reasons but still accept the divorce.

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