We understand that going through a judicial separation can be stressful and emotional.
We are aware that the legal process can often seem complicated during a difficult time so we are here at to take you through the process in an understanding and proactive manner. Our aim is to provide you with clear, practical and cost effective advice.
When a couple cannot agree the terms by which they will live separately, either party can apply to the court for a decree of judicial separation. A decree of judicial separation removes the obligation on spouses to live together.
Many separating couples obtain a separation by agreement or apply to the court for a decree of judicial separation to regulate matters between them before they apply for a divorce. However, a divorce cannot be applied for until they have been living separate and apart for four out of the previous 5 years.
To establish whether you are eligible for a judicial separation, in brief the grounds are:-
If you are eligible to proceed by way of a judicial separation, the court will require the following:
For a confidential chat please feel free to call our specialist family solicitor Carol Mc Guinness on 01 833 3097
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