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Judicial Separation Solicitor
A Decree of Judicial Separation is an alternative to divorce and is usually sought by older or religious couples, or couples who have been married for less than one year. Following a Decree of Judicial Separation, the couple remain legally married but all normal marital obligations cease and they do not have to go on living together.
Tracey Miller Family Law's judicial separation solicitors will be happy to provide legal advice and guidance regarding the complexities of judicial separation, helping you to decide whether judicial separation is right for you. As the North West's only mobile law firm, we come to you, whether at home or at work, and are available seven days a week.
Grounds for Judicial Separation
The facts used to support a petition for judicial separation are the same as those used in divorce; namely adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion, 2 years' separation with consent and 5 years' separation. Your judicial separation solicitor will advise you on which grounds is best suited to your situation.
Unlike in the case of divorce, only one decree is issued, once the court is satisfied that the requirements for a judicial separation have been met.
Judicial Separation Law
Tracey Miller Family Law's experienced solicitors will help you understand how judicial separation law will affect you and your partner following your separation.
In a case of judicial separation, the court has almost the same range of powers as in divorce proceedings, allowing it to deal with issues relating to financial matters between the parties. With regards to children, the Court has exactly the same powers as it does when dealing with divorce proceedings.
In contrast, unlike a divorced couple, a couple who are judicially separated may still be eligible to receive benefits under the pension scheme of their spouse upon the death of their spouse, as they are still legally married. A couple who have obtained a judicial separation are still eligible to apply for a divorce should they wish to at a later date.
Contact Tracey Miller Family Law
If you would like further information regarding any aspect of judicial separation law in the UK, our judicial separation specialists will be happy to provide legal advice and guidance. Contact us today on 0151 515 3036 or 07780 617 217 or request a call back. and we will be in touch to discuss your case.