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How to get a divorce in Northern Ireland

Welcome to LightLaw’s comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about getting a divorce in Northern Ireland.

If you’re thinking about bringing your marriage to an end, this guide will set out the steps you need to take next.

Read this guide to find out:

How the divorce process works, from start to finish
How to avoid the common problems that could make your divorce take longer and be more expensive
How to know if you need a divorce solicitor (or if you can do a DIY Divorce)
And how to ensure that your financial future is protected
Let's get started...


Every marriage is different, as is every divorce. This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about when considering whether to legally end your marriage. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a Northern Ireland divorce solicitor for advice on your specific circumstances.

The NI divorce process in 9 steps:

Click on the links below to take you to each section of the guide


To finish off...

That’s it for this guide on how to get a divorce in Northern Ireland.

If you have finished your divorce, congratulations for making it through a difficult process. We hope you managed to resolve everything to your satisfaction.

If you are contemplating a divorce, or are in the middle of one, we hope this guide will help steer you towards a successful outcome. Bookmark this page and refer back to it as you move through the divorce process.

It’s a tough time for everyone involved, but keep pushing through and you will get it resolved.

All the best!

The Lightlaw Team
Every effort is made to keep this guide up to date. Although it is not to be regarded as legal advice, we strive to make sure the information is helpful, accurate and practical. If you are a Northern Ireland divorce solicitor and have spotted an inaccuracy, you can submit a suggested change.
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