Judicial Separation Solicitor
A Decree of Judicial Separation is an alternative to divorce, in the unfortunate situation where a relationship breaks down. It 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.
At Tracey Miller Family Law, our judicial separation specialists are on hand to provide legal advice and guidance to assist with the complexities of judicial separation. They’ll work closely with you to decide whether judicial separation is the right solution for you.
Grounds for Judicial Separation
The facts used to support a petition for judicial separation are the same as those used in divorce. These are:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- 2 years' separation with consent
- 5 years' separation
Our judicial separation solicitors will take the time to fully understand your situation before advising you on which grounds is best suited to you. 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 separation.
In a case of judicial separation, the court has almost the same range of powers as in divorce proceedings, meaning that it is able 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.
A couple who have obtained a judicial separation are still eligible to apply for a divorce should they wish to at a later date. But unlike with divorce, a couple who are judicially separated may still be eligible to receive benefits under the pension scheme of their spouse upon their passing.
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 request a call back from one of our judicial separation lawyers.