Before you consult a solicitor about getting a divorce, you would be wise to consider whether there are any alternatives. Statistics show that many spouses who file for divorce come to regret it and many second marriages fail. Perhaps a period of separation or marriage guidance counselling would improve communication and understanding between the two of you and would resolve some of your differences. Perhaps external factors concerning money (or lack of it!) are causing strife. RELATE offer a counselling servivce and some disputes can be solved with a family mediator. Mediation is a settlement based on what is acceptable to both parties rather than based upon that to which the parties are legally entitled.