Peter Aikman has practiced in Family Law for over 20 years. He is able to offer comprehensive advice on separation, divorce, and pre-nuptial and pre-cohabitation agreements.
It is important to take professional advice on your legal rights. Arrangements will require to be made with regard the splitting of property, assets and debts of marriage. In addition, if children are involved then arrangements will require to be made with regard to their care.
In many cases, these can be agreed amicably by negotiation with a formal Separation Agreement (contract) being entered into between the parties to confirm the arrangements reached.
With regards to the process of having a divorce, we can advise on the procedure and grounds required for processing a divorce. In many cases, parties will be able to apply for a divorce once they have been separated for at least one year with the consent of the other party or after they have been separated for two years without consent of the other party.