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England & Wales

This section deals with the following procedures applicable in England & Wales.

Divorce (marriages) or dissolution (civil partnerships)

This looks at how to bring your marriage or civil partnership to an end, allowing you to enter into a new one.

Judicial separation (marriages) or separation (civil partnerships)

This deals with how to proceed if you do not wish to finally end your marriage or civil partnership, but still want a formal separation from your spouse or civil partner.


See this section for information on what to do if you believe your marriage or civil partnership was either never valid or has become invalid. There is information on how to get a court order to confirm that.

What is the law guide

The Desktop Lawyer law guide aims to present the law to you in a comprehensive yet jargon-free and easy-to-read format. Our law guide is constantly kept up to date with changes in business and family law by our team of in house solicitors, and includes information across all the legal jurisdictions in the UK.

Our law guide is free to use. Where we provide documents related to this area of law, or where they may help you with any legal issue in this area, they will be listed to the right of this message.