The legal process of divorce formally brings a marriage to an end, the procedure being dealt with inthe family Court.
Before taking steps to end your marriage, you may wish to consider a legal separation, perhaps on a trial basis. This may enable you to resolve matters and in any case is the only alternative when you are not able to initiate divorce proceedings.
Our matrimonial team can explain the options open to you and guide you through the process so that you feel supported and confident throughout this most challenging time.
Before any divorce proceedings can be started, the law requires that proper grounds are stated and that a number of conditions are met:
Money can be a real cause of contention in any divorce, especially where children are in the equation, as each party must consider how they are going to live after the divorce has been agreed to.
Every divorce is different, the assets of both parties, any prenuptial agreements, the length of the marriage and the earning potential of both parties having to be taken into account.
You may wish to know more about the likely outcome of any divorce proceedings before officially starting any action. Our experienced divorce lawyers will be able to give you an idea of the outcomes should you decide to proceed, this allowing you to make the best decision based on your own unique situation.
More complicated cases can take a lot longer, matters like child custody potentially extending the timeframe.