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Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy, but having the advice of an experienced and understanding solicitor can help. In order to get a divorce in Ireland you must meet specific conditions, and our lawyers can advise you as to how you might be able to meet these requirements. Getting a divorce isn’t just about the formal dissolution of a marriage, but also making arrangements for how you and your spouse will move forward in your lives separately. We can help you with all matters related to divorce including child arrangements, living arrangements, child matters and more. 

Our lawyers regularly advise clients across a broad range of circumstances on divorce and related matters. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our team, call us today on 0749890190. 

Getting a Divorce in Ireland

In order to be granted a divorce in Ireland, you must meet certain conditions. These are: 

  • You must have lived apart for two out the previous three years.You may still live in the same home, as under the Family Law Act 2019, living apart includes living in the same home where you are not living together as a couple in a committed, intimate relationship. 
  • Either you or your spouse must live in Ireland. 
  • You must accept that there is no chance of reconciliation and you will not be getting back together.
  • Proper arrangements must be made to look after your spouse, children and any other dependents.

If you meet the conditions for getting a divorce, either spouse may apply to the court for a decree of divorce. A decree of divorce is an official document which states that the marriage has been dissolved and both parties are free to remarry. A decree of divorce cannot be reversed, except in very limited, exceptional circumstances.

What other orders can the court make during the divorce process?

As part of the divorce process, the court may also make orders in relation to: 

  • Child custody
  • Child access
  • Child maintenance
  • Transfer of property
  • Pensions

Using a Solicitor During the Divorce Process

While it is not a legal requirement to use a solicitor when getting a divorce, we would always recommend that you do so. Divorce can present many complicated issues that could affect you and your family for the rest of your life. 

Furthermore, it can be difficult to apply for a divorce without the assistance of a legal professional. You should not use the same lawyer as your spouse. Head of our Family Law Department, family lawyer Etain Boyce has a significant amount of experience helping clients with family law matters

Contact our Divorce Lawyers in Carrigart and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

We can provide expert advice and assistance with your divorce. Based in Carrigart, our family lawyers help clients across Donegal, including Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Buncrana, Donegal Town, Carndonagh, Dungloe, Gweedore and Killybegs.

To discuss your divorce with our team, call us on 0749890190 or complete our online contact form with brief details and we will get back to you. 

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