Divorce

If you are thinking of a divorce, you may want to know the implications for yourself and your family before you take that final step.

To get divorced, you have to establish what is known as “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage, which must be based on one or more of these grounds:

  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Two years separation by consent
  • Five years separation

If you or your spouse reside elsewhere, or your marriage was undertaken abroad, you may need to issue your petition elsewhere.

If you have received a divorce petition, and want to defend it, it is important to get proper advice. The process is designed to be paper based, and in very rare circumstances would you be required to attend court. 

Divorce does not resolve the other issues arising from your relationship, such as property, children, pensions and future maintenance.

We offer a fixed fee service if your divorce is straightforward.

Divorce affects a Will. You will need to re-draw your will to cater for your dependents after divorce. We can help if you need advice on making a Will.