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Which court do I start my divorce in?

Divorces in Northern Ireland can be heard in either the County Court or the High Court. 

Different factors influence which Court will deal with your divorce, such as its complexity and whether it is being contested or not.

Disclaimer

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.

Which court do I start my divorce in?

A divorce can be issued in either the County Court or the High Court.

The High Court is based in Belfast, whereas the County Courts in Northern Ireland are located in:

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
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