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Short marriage divorce

Many people probably feel that if they have not been married for many years, their short marriage divorce will be carried out quickly. However, whether a couple has been married for two years or 62 years, the length of time it takes to process a divorce petition is the same.

Under English and Welsh family law, all couples must wait until 12 months after the date of their marriage or civil-partnership before they can commence divorce proceedings and, for the court to be able to grant a divorce, the applicant party, the petitioner, must prove one of five facts or grounds for divorce:

In many cases, where a marriage has been short and there are no children of the union, the divorce will be straightforward, but a financial settlement will still require careful negotiation and expert legal advice.

The family law team at George Ide LLP has many years’ experience in providing a quality legal service to divorcing couples, with an emphasis on strong communication, cost-effectiveness, trust and integrity.

If you would like to speak to a divorce solicitor about a short marriage divorce or any issue arising from relationship breakdown please call our office in Chichester.

To find out more about the family law team click on the solicitor profiles on this page for direct-dial phone numbers. Alternatively you can email us directly.