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04 Aug 12 #347366 by Ready12
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Hello, I''m new to this site so probably not doing the right thing. I would just like to know if I can divorce my husband with no grounds, just seperation. Been told that you need to be seperated for two years if there has not been any grounds such as unreasonable behaviour or unfaithfulness. Anybody out there enlighten me? I would like to divorce amicably as I want my daughters life to continue as unscathed as possible.

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04 Aug 12 #347368 by Margot123
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Hi Ready,

Welcome to the site. As far as I am aware you will need a ground (UB or adultary) to divorce before the 2 years separation are up. However I am no expert at all, but lots here will give you very good advice and support.

Hope it stays amicable, I am in the same situation and hope for the same...

Take care and best wishes
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04 Aug 12 #347370 by dukey
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Your both right the OP can divorce on the basis of two years separation by consent.

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09 Aug 12 #348336 by Margot123
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Dukey, are you saying that even if the separation is less than 2 years - ie just over 6 months - you still can divorce on the ground of 2 years separation?

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09 Aug 12 #348342 by MrsMathsisfun
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No C. To divorce on the grounds of two years separation you have actually to prove that you have been separated for 2 years.

What Dukey meant was that both parties have to agree that they have been separated for 2 years and want the divorce. If either party doesnt want a divorce and you have been separated for 5 years, then you can divorce without consent.

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09 Aug 12 #348395 by Margot123
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Thanks Mathis, thought so but just checking.

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09 Aug 12 #348404 by Boo2u21964
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doesnt have to be separate houses tho does it? You can both just say you have been living separate lives.?means you both have to agree tho which can be the problem x

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