FAQs - Family Law

How do I begin divorce proceedings?

As long as you have been married for at least one year, a divorce petition can be prepared. This is submitted to the court and the other party would receive a form of acknowledgement. Following the interim divorce order you would apply for the Decree Absolute. Our family law solicitors are on hand to ensure your divorce is dealt with in the correct manner.

How long does a divorce normally take?

If uncontested, a divorce could typically be completed in under six months. This could extend to twelve months if there are financial complications or issues relating to children.

What would I be entitled to?

A court is guided by many factors when considering the financial issues, these include assets, income, financial obligations, the duration of the marriage. There are many things for the court to consider and no two cases are ever the same.

Will the house have to be sold?

Again, no two cases are completely alike. Typically, one of the principle concerns of the court is how the children, and everyone else, are to be accommodated. This could mean that the family home may be sold, with the proceeds being divided such that everyone can find a new home.

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