I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks and best wishes...
Thank you for all of the information you gave me and my apologies I just forgot to rate your service which I will do now.
The only final question I had was that my wife left me and the family home to end the relationship. It ended on good grounds and we are still very civil as mentioned previous. Could I use the Desertion reason to file the petition, and this as simple as the other two options you mentioned?
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The ground of desertion is not generally used now - you would still have to wait until you had been apart for two years in order to use desertion, and it's much more acrimonious than using 2 years separation with the consent of the other party to the divorce. There's also the technical issue of proving at what point the desertion actually occurred.
If you are prepared to wait for two years, I would strongly recommend using the "two years separation with the consent of the other party to the divorce".
Best wishes and good luck!