Divorce & Separation
Need a Specialist Divorce Solicitor?
We understand that separating from your partner or divorcing your spouse can often be difficult and stressful and that you may be unsure of your rights. We are specialist Divorce Solicitors and can provide you with the advice and support to achieve the best outcome for you and your children.
How Can We Help?
We understand that discussing issues regarding a relationship break-up can often be very difficult and we therefore provide a sensitive & professional service with an experienced Divorce Solicitor in Derry.
If you are going through a Marriage or Relationship break-up and think you need Divorce or Separation Advice just call us today free of charge and without obligation.
Free Consultation – Expert Divorce Solicitors
We provide a Free Consultation with at no cost to you and without obligation. This means you can speak to us without having to worry about Legal Fees. We can also assess whether you are eligible for Free Legal Aid.
We understand that a lot of our clients work full time or can only meet us at certain times during the day. We therefore open at lunchtime for your convenience. We are open between 1pm and 2pm so that you can call us or meet us during your lunch break. We try to make it as easy and stress-free as possible to speak to our team.
Grounds of Divorce
To be able to obtain a Divorce, you need to be able to show to the Court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and be able to rely on one of the following supporting ‘facts’:-
- Your spouse has committed adultery
- Your spouse has acted in such a way that it is unreasonable for you to be expected to continue living with them
- Your spouse has deserted you for two years
- You and your spouse have lived apart for two years and your spouse consents to the divorce
- You and your spouse have lived apart for five years, whether or not your spouse consents to the divorce
The circumstances surrounding the separation can often be very upsetting and one person may be acting in an abusive or threatening manner.
The Divorce Process
The Divorce Process is as follows:-
- 1. Deciding the reasons for Divorce, i.e. Adultery, Unreasonable Behaviour, Desertion, Living Separately for 2 years, Living Separately for 5 years.
- 2. File a Divorce Petition with the Court which will outline the reason for the Divorce and arrangements for children etc.
- 3. Obtain a Decree Nisi. A Decree Nisi is a document from the Court stating that they can see no reason as to why the Divorce should not proceed.
- 4. Obtain a Decree Absolute. A Decree Absolute is the legal document which formally ends the marriage. This can be applied for 6 weeks after the Decree Nisi is obtained.
Divorce & Separation – Children & Financial Matters
When separating from your partner there are often a number of issues which require urgent attention, such as arrangements for your children (see our Children & Divorce page) and financial matters (see our page Divorce Settlement Advice).
If you would like help from a Divorce Solicitor in Northern Ireland, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Why Choose Us?
- FREE Consultation Available
- Approachable & Friendly Solicitors
- Legal Aid Available