Unreasonable Behaviour – Pre-6th April 2022 ground

What is unreasonable behaviour?

To bring a petition under this ground, you need to prove that your spouse has behaved in a way that you cannot be reasonably expected to live with them.

What are some examples of unreasonable behaviour?

Most of the time, it will be excessive behaviour such as:

Abusive behaviour either physical, verbal, or mental

  • Family disputes
  • Debt
  • Drunkenness
  • Social isolation
  • Lack of Affection

Reasons for unreasonable behaviour 

If you want to avoid unnecessary delay in your petition for divorce, try to use mild examples to explain the unreasonable behaviour that has resulted you in wanting to get a divorce. Some examples include:

  • Your spouse spends too much time away from you, for example, playing video games for long hours or on their phone
  • They refuse to talk through the marital issues you have been having
  • They don’t give enough general support to you, i.e., with completing the daily housework

This is any behaviour that has left you feeling like you cannot be reasonably expected to continue staying in your marriage.

Possible Time Limit

It is good to put forward the ground as soon as possible. The longer you keep living with your spouse, the court may think that it is not a valid ground anymore – this is usually after 6 months.

To discuss your divorce matter today, please call Ansham White Solicitors for a free no obligation telephone call.

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