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Where can I find the law on divorce in Northern Ireland?

The main sources of divorce law are:

• the three main pieces of legislation (which you can find below)
• the relevant EC Council Regulations, and
• any precedents set by the courts in previous cases.

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.

Where can I find the law on divorce in Northern Ireland?

If you would like to do more research on the law on divorce in Northern Ireland, you can find the three main pieces of legislation below:

The law on divorce in Northern Ireland has also been influenced by European law too, although the effects of Brexit will likely reduce this over the coming years.

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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