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Is divorce really the best option for you?

Divorce is emotionally draining, expensive and permanent. 

Before starting the divorce process, you should be 100% sure that it is the best choice for you and your family. 

At the very least, you should consider all your options before going ahead with divorce.


This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to get a divorce in Northern Ireland. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist divorce solicitor for advice on your specific circumstances.

Is divorce really the best option for you?

Divorce shouldn’t be the first thing you think of when a relationship is in trouble.

When it comes to something as serious as permanently ending a marriage (or civil partnership), you owe it to yourself and your family to make sure that you have at least considered all your options.

We all experience financial problems, issues with children, trouble at work, or just the usual stresses of the busy modern lives that we now lead.

It’s not surprising that relationships come under pressure.

Of course, marriages often experience so much tension that they don’t survive.

But in other cases, difficult patches pass by and the relationship can flourish again.

Getting married is not something to take likely, and neither is divorce.

Divorce can be messy, stressful and seriously expensive.

And 9 times out of 10, it takes much longer than you think it will.

We’ll get into the details of how to get a divorce in Northern Ireland below, but before we do, we think it’s responsible to remind you of things you can try first, before you take the permanent option that divorce is.

The following can be extremely helpful:

If you’re sure that your marriage has completely broken down, and there is no chance of you and your partner getting back together, only then should you move forward with the process of legally terminating your marriage.

The above article is part of our guide on how to get a divorce in Northern Ireland.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland specialist divorce solicitor who will be able to provide advice tailored to your own personal circumstances.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.

All the best,

The Team @ Lightlaw
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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