Hi, thank you for your question. She would require his consent to apply for divorce under 2 year separation, however she can immediately apply under the fact of unreasonable behaviour based on his new cohabitation amd relationship - she does not need a minimum amount of separation or his consent to do this. He will be entitled to defendthe divorce but will only be successful if he can prove the marriage has not broken down, which is unlikely based on his new relationship.
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