No one enters a marriage, only hoping for it to fail. However, the reality is while some people change, others don’t. And both of these are the reasons why marriages end. Some marry the person they fell in love with because of individual traits and characteristics the latter showed during courtship. Others marry and overlook their would-be spouses’ unpleasant dispositions hoping that the union would change them. Yet, only after a few years (or months) into the marriage, they found out that they’re not meant for each other.
Because of so much emotional investment into the union, even if there’s a valid cause for the dissolution of the marriage, estranged couples often find it hard to move on. No one can indeed speak on how bad the marriage was except for the parties involved, but the said emotional attachment often clouds their judgment. So, when divorce is the only way out of the union, it’s best to work with someone who can give impartial advice. And this is where divorce solicitors come in.
Divorce solicitors can build your case
If you’re the one initiating the dissolution of the marriage, you need to establish any of the following circumstances:
- Commission of adultery of the defendant;
- Unreasonable behavior of the defendant;
- Agreement of the defendant to a two-year separation;
- The actual separation of the couple for at least five years; or
- Desertion of the defendant-spouse that lasted for more than two years.
The divorce solicitor you’re working with will gather pieces of admissible and convincing evidence to prove the existence of any of these cases. For example, when you’re citing divorce as the reason for filing for a divorce petition, you also need to cite reasonable behavior to bolster your claim. Though the UK divorce law defines divorce as engaging in sexual intercourse with the opposite sex, it’s not enough that you caught your spouse ‘in flagrante delicto.’ The fact that such infidelity rendered it impossible for the aggrieved spouse to live with his/her erring partner must also be established.
To be admissible as a valid ground for granting the divorce petition, you need to file the same within six months after finding out about the adultery. Aside from that, the adulterous act must be committed by the defendant-spouse instead of the plaintiff in the divorce petition. The latter can be tagged as collusion between parties, an act that could give rise to a separate legal action against the erring spouse. Aside from these, sexual intercourse must be between members of the opposite sex.
Divorce solicitors will act in your best interest
Because the divorce petition is a complex process any married couple would go through, it’s always beneficial to have a legal representative to guide and speak on your behalf. For the plaintiff, a divorce solicitor can establish and back these allegations with admissible evidence. The latter can also make sure that the divorce petition requisites are satisfied before launching the petition. For the defendant, a divorce solicitor can clear his name from his/her spouse’s allegations and come up with a just and equitable arrangement with the other party to the case.
You don’t have to drag yourself down when you’re already suffering much from your spouse’s infidelity and abuse or his baseless accusations. Instead of sulking and draining your energy thinking about your divorce, let a seasoned and reputable divorce solicitor take care of the matter. With their expertise, it won’t be long until you get the freedom you’ve always wanted.