There are many opinions surrounding divorce in our society. To obtain a divorce, you must show that there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship. This is generally shown by you and your partner having lived apart for one year, though it can also be shown by proving adultery or physical or mental cruelty. You can, however, start dealing with the issues arising from your separation before obtaining a divorce. You should not wait to consult a lawyer.

Either spouse can apply for a divorce. The purpose of the divorce is to end a marriage, but it can also deal with property, custody, child support, spousal support and other issues. In order to get a divorce, a number of documents must be prepared. Please consult a lawyer to prepare these documents and to assist you in navigating court appearances and handling any other paperwork which must be completed.