The introduction of divorce allows both parties to terminate their marital relationship and remarry having been granted a decree of divorce.
Before applying to Courts for a Divorce the following conditions must be met:
- Each party to the relationship must have been living apart for a period of four years out of the previous five years.
- There must be no reasonable prospect of reconciliation between the parties.
- The courts must secure proper provision by way of maintenance, a property transfer order or a pension adjustment order.
- Further conditions outlined under Irish law must be adhered to.
Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide advice on the complex issues that need to be addressed before a decree of divorce can be granted. These include:
- The current and future financial situations of both spouses
- Accommodation and property
- Dependent children and their future needs and welfare
- Succession rights
- The behaviour of both parties
- The parties mental and physical health
Application to the court
We can provide legal representation at both the Circuit Court and the High Court to hear applications for divorce.