|Family Law Department
Our family law department takes instructions from clients who wish to secure a
Judicial Separation or Divorce decree.
Our input commences with formal instructions and an estimate of the
costs and expenses associated with the case.
Where a marriage has irretrievably broken down and the couple cannot
regulate their future relationship by agreement or mediation, recent legislative changes
give the Circuit and High Courts jurisdiction to impose a solution on the parties.
The decision to sue for a Judicial Separation or Divorce decree is based
on the actual circumstances of the case in hand and, the personal requirements of the
client. A principal consideration is the length of time the Court deems there to have been
"no normal marital relationship" between the parties. Actual separation prior to
the Court application is not necessary to successfully prosecute a case. Both applications
will usually result in one spouse leaving the family home, with the Divorce decree
allowing the parties to remarry.