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How long do you have to be separated before divorce is automatic

I've heard that you're automatically divorced if you are apart for ten or more years, is this true?


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    Hi Bernadette, 'automatic' divorces do not exist in England and Wales. If you want to divorce, you need to get a Decree Absolute, in order to get that you need to file a divorce petition with the government. You can read more about how to divorce here in our legal jargon free guide or call us for a free 15 minute call with one of our experts.



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