Going through a divorce is never easy, but our lawyers strive to make the divorce process as straightforward and efficient as possible so you can move on with your life.

We have experience in handling all manner of divorces from those funded by legal aid, to those of business owners and high-net-worth individuals. Our family solicitors will listen to you and understand the outcomes that are important to you in divorce, whether that be securing child custody or ensuring financial security going forward. We are also highly experienced in sensitive divorce matters such as domestic violence and the involvement of social services. Our lawyers will always handle your case in the strictest of confidence, and strive to make you feel comfortable – we know how difficult it can be to discuss personal family matters.

To speak to a divorce solicitor who can help, call us now on 028 71 266935 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you and your family.

Divorce Process in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, there is only one ground upon which you can obtain a divorce, and that is the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage, as evidenced by presenting one of the following five facts to the Court:

1. Adultery
2. Unreasonable Behaviour
3. Desertion
4. Two years separation with consent
5. Five years of separation

You can proceed on this fact if you can satisfy the Court that your spouse has been having a sexual relationship voluntarily with another party during the course of your marriage. If you resume cohabitation with him/her for a period more than six months after you discover their infidelity, then you could not proceed on this fact as you would be deemed to have condoned the adultery.

Depending on your income and assets, you may be entitled to legal aid to assist with the costs of the divorce, so always ask.

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Contact Our Family Lawyers in Derry-Londonderry

We understand how painful divorce can be, and if you need a legal team ready to support you at each stage of the process contact us today. We will explain everything to you clearly and concisely, to ensure you fully understand the best options for you and your family.

To discuss the specific circumstances of your divorce, or any other family law matter, with a lawyer that can help, call us now on 028 2502 2746 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to getting you the help you need.

Sandra Wylie
Sandra Wylie

Associate Solicitor

Family & Matrimonial Law

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