Divorce Law Services in Dublin
We understand that going through a divorce can be stressful and emotional.
We are aware that the legal process can often seem complicated during a difficult time so we are here 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.
The following grounds must be met if you wish to apply for a divorce:-
- At the date of the institution of the proceedings, the spouses have lived apart from one another for a period of, or periods amounting to, at least four years during the previous five years.
- There is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation between the spouses.
- That such provision as the court considers proper having regard to the circumstances exist or will be made for the spouses and any dependent members of the family.
When the above grounds are met the first step is to file the following paperwork with the court.
- Family Civil Bill
- Affidavit of Means which outlines your financial position
- Affidavit of Welfare which outlines the arrangements in respect of the children.
A document certifying that you have been advised of the alternatives to divorce. This document is sworn by a solicitor and it certifies that you have discussed the options of reconciliation, mediation and separation.
All of these grounds must be satisfied before a decree can be granted. The effect of a Decree of Divorce is that the marriage is dissolved and either party may remarry.
For a confidential chat please feel free to call our specialist family solicitor Carol Mc Guinness on 01 833 3097