At Watson Woodhouse we have a team of experienced solicitors who will guide you through the process of Judicial Separation. If you’re certain your marriage has come to an end and you don’t wish to divorce, Judicial Separation is a viable option. In this instance you’ll be separated without the marriage being legally terminated. If this option is for you, please get in touch with us today at Watson Woodhouse.
Judicial Separation Solicitors
Your Judicial Separation Solicitor professionally guides you through the process. Similarly to divorce, judicial separation involves the same financial arrangements (with some minor exceptions) whilst removing a couple’s obligation to live together.
Many religions do not accept divorce making this judicial separation a better option for some. This method does not have the same stigma as divorce and can therefore be the preferred option in certain circumstances.
Judicial Separation & Divorce Differences
A decree for judicial separation can be applied for during the first year of marriage. Alternatively, couples have to wait until a year has passed to apply for divorce. Unlike divorce, you don’t have to prove a marriage has irretrievably broken down for a judicial separation. The latter means you’re still legally married and are unable to remarry. You will lose out on some of your legal rights attached to marriage with judicial separation.
Why use a solicitor?
- There are specific legal requirements involved when acquiring a judicial separation
- A solicitor ensures the process is completed correctly and to the required legal standard
- A solicitor will be able to represent you in court if required
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our specialist solicitors have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in dealing with judicial separations
- We will support you throughout this difficult time of your life, guiding and advising you every step of the way
- We will treat your case with sensitivity, compassion and respect
- We will keep you updated on the progress of your judicial separation throughout
We are here to help
If you would like to pursue a judicial separation, please get in contact with our specialist family department who can advise you on the next steps.