There is only one ground for Divorce in England and Wales and this is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
A divorce can be based on one of the following five facts:
- One party has committed adultery;
- One party has behaved unreasonably such that the parties cannot be expected to continue living together;
- One party has deserted the other for a period of 2 or more years;
- The parties have been separated for a period of 2 or more years AND both consent to the divorce;
- The parties have been separated for a period of 5 or more years.
If any of the above apply, you are entitled to petition for Divorce.