Claire Naidu & Co see people in varying stages of their life including those in relationships but considering separation, to those that have recently separated to those that have been separated for years.

Separation and divorce can affect people differently and we understand that it is not simply a legal event. We can advise you on the legal issues or we can provide you with mediation or relationship consultancy.  We can also provide you with other referrals if necessary.

What if we get back together?

If you want to try and see if you can continue your relationship, you can pause the process to give you the opportunity to consider a reconciliation.  We can provide you with information family resolution options including family relationships consultancy, family counselling and family dispute resolution services.

When can I apply for a divorce?

There are certain other requirements, however you must have been separated for at least 12 months before you can apply for a divorce.

Living under the same roof, but separated

You can live separately under the same roof.  We recommend that you obtain obtain legal advice should you wish to pursue this course.

What if we haven’t been married for long?

If you have been married for less than two years you can obtain a divorce if you and your spouse go to a counselling session, or if there are special circumstances.  You should obtain legal advice if this applies to you.  This requirement is not applicable for longer marriages.

What if I don’t want a divorce?

You do not have to apply divorce unless you plan on remarrying.  However, staying married can affect your rights and obligations in relation to financial matters, Wills and estates. You should obtain legal advice.  If your spouse applies for your a divorce, you can also engage Claire Naidu & Co for legal advice and guidance on how to respond to a divorce application and what you may need to do regarding financial and property matters.

Need an urgent divorce?

You cannot remarry until the divorce order becomes final. You cannot go ahead with a wedding until your divorce is sorted.  If you are setting a wedding date but are not yet divorced, be mindful of the time it may take to obtain a divorce.  In exceptional cases the court can order a shorter waiting periods.  If you have already set a wedding date and need to organise a divorce in time, you should seek immediate legal advice

If you would like to discuss this or another matter,  contact Claire Naidu & Co – Click here for the contact details..