There is only one ground for Divorce, i.e. that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. To prove this, you must show one or more of the 5 factual situations:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Separation for 3 years with consent
- Separation for 4 years without consent
By Adultery, this means that your spouse has committed adultery, and you find it intolerable to live with him or her.
Unreasonable Behaviour #
For Unreasonable behaviour, it means that your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with him or her.
By Desertion, it means that your spouse has deserted you for at least two years.
3 Years’ Separation with Consent #
For 3 years’ Separation, it means that your spouse agrees to the divorce, that you and your spouse have been separated for at least three years.
4 Years’ Separation without Consent #
For 4 years’ Separation, it means