“The Reasons for Divorce” a.k.a Divorce Requirements

The Court has the power to terminate your marriage if it is satisfies that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of your marriage.  To prove this you must show that ONE of the following (section 95(3) of the Women’s Charter):

  1. ADULTERY: your spouse has committed adultery, and you find it intolerable to live with your spouse.
  2. UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR : your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with your spouse.
  3. DESERTION : your spouse has deserted you for at least two years and does not intend to return.
  4. LIVING APART 3 YEARS : if your spouse agrees to the divorce, that you and your spouse have been separated for at least 3 years.
  5. LIVING APART 4 YEARS : if your spouse does not agree to the divorce, that you and your spouse have been separated for at least 4 years.

For assistance on divorce matters, please contact us to make appointment.

Related Articles:

Alternatives to Divorce

Can you Divorce

Divorce Process

Expat Divorce

contact-yuen-law

Subscribe to Yuen Law's newsletter!

Don’t miss our future updates and news. No spam, we promise.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to the use of cookies on your device as described in our privacy policy