Before a Court can grant a Decree of Divorce in Ireland, the following conditions must be met:

  • The parties must have been living apart from one another for a period amounting to four out of the previous five years before the Application is made.
  • There must be no reasonable prospect for reconciliation.
  • Proper arrangements must have been made or will be made for the Spouse and any dependent members of the family such as children of either party and other relatives.

In relation to Divorce cases, we will require the following information:-

Your details

  • Name, address, phone number, maiden name and date of birth
  • Occupation, employer and income
  • Is there a second relationship
  • Are there dependents living with you

We need you to give similar details in relation to your spouse

The following details for your Family Home

  • Address and if owned jointly
  • Mortgage details including lending institution, whether joint or sole, history of any remortgage, amount outstanding, repayment amount and arrears (if any)
  • Current market value and history of deposit, source of funds or site and who makes repayments

The following Marriage details

  • Date, place and nature of ceremony
  • Start date of and address while living apart
  • Any pre-nuptual agreement
  • Any previous Separation, Divorce, family law proceedings, solicitor engaged, counselling or mediation
  • Any difficulty with Violence, Drinking or Adultery

The following details regarding Children

  • Name, surname, date of birth, whether marital, non-marital or adopted and state of health
  • Education details including any special educational needs or school fees
  • Childcare arrangements and whether both parents work
  • Maintenance and Access in place or required

Liabilities including:-

  • Mortgage
  • Loans

Assets including:-

  • Family Home
  • Other property
  • Business
  • Shares
  • Savings
  • Life assurance
  • Valuables
  • Car
  • Money due
  • Business equipment

Pension details

Details of any Claims, Redundancy or Inheritances due 

It is also helpful for you to set out a brief history of your Marriage