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Grounds For Divorce

1. Adultery  
Definition of adultery


 Consensual (voluntary)


 Intercourse with member of opposite sex who is not your spouse 


 Must have the opportunity and inclination
2. Unreasonable behaviour  
The person must prove the other party's unreasonable behaviour.
The respondent's conduct, whether active or passive will be taken into consideration.
It must affect the other party and must be relevant to their marriage.
The person must show the proof of a continuous series of acts of omissions & negative conduct.
The probability of the respondentís behaviour re-occurring and the effect on the petitioner if he/she continues to live with the respondent under such circumstances.
Whether the petitioner be reasonably able to live with the respondent for a period of 6 months or more will be assessed.
3. Desertion (2 years)  
   
The person who leaves is not considered as deserting the family if there is a reasonable cause.


Decision to leave must be due to the conduct of the other person's behaviour or belief of adultery.
4. Separation  
   
Living apart for 3 years or more with consent


Living apart for 4 years or more without consent.
 
( This is for general information and not to be taken as a legal advice)*

 

 
 
 
   
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