Divorce is an incredibly taxing affair. It’s important to find an attorney that you trust, who will support and guide you through the process. A divorce brings a marriage relationship to an end. Because it is a change in status, it may only be granted by a court.
To get a divorce you must prove:
- Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
- Mental illness or continuous unconsciousness of a spouse.
Does your spouse need to agree?
No. You do not need permission from your spouse to get a divorce. There are two ways to proceed:
- Uncontested Divorce
- Contested Divorce
Are there alternatives?
Legal separation is not part of our law. You are either married or unmarried. However, you are able to get an annulment, which wipes away the record of the marriage.
What does it cost
If uncontested, no more than 8-10 hours will be required. If contested, it can be lengthy and time-consuming, and many factors will affect the cost.
- Assets and Liabilities
- Parental Matters (care and access to children, guardianship, maintenance)
It is important to change your will if you are getting a divorce.
It can take years if contested, but can be finished within 4 months if uncontested. Most contested divorces are settled before trial.