Whether you are initiating the divorce or civil partnership dissolution process as the petitioner or responding to a divorce petition, you need clear direction at the outset.

Parslows experienced family law solicitors can assist you in making informed decisions about the way forward.

Jersey Divorce and Civil Partnership Separation Lawyers

Parslows are experts in all areas of family law.

In all divorce or civil partnership dissolution cases, whether or not you or your partner have significant wealth, property and assets, you must have robust professional expert advice to achieve the best possible outcome.

Whether you are initiating the divorce or civil partnership dissolution process as petitioner, or responding to a divorce petition, you need clear direction at the outset. Parslows experienced family law solicitors can assist you in making informed decisions about the way forward.

Your objectives might be driven by concerns for your family or finances, or most likely both. You may be concerned about protecting substantial finances and property or unravelling complex financial arrangements arising out of divorce involving business assets. Either way, we have many years of experience in all areas of family law and divorce in Jersey.

In cases where you, or your partner, have issued proceedings in your home country, we can assist by applying for a Jersey freezing order or other injunctive relief to safeguard Jersey-based assets.

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Why choose Parslows for your divorce or Jersey civil partnership dissolution

Couples who wish to dissolve their civil partnership or divorce in Jersey can do so by contacting Parslows, one of the leading law firms in Jersey. Our team of experienced solicitors will provide you with expert advice and guidance throughout the process, ensuring that your interests are protected at every step.

We understand that dissolving a civil partnership or divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, so we offer a sensitive and confidential service to all our clients. We also recognise that every situation is unique, so we tailor our services to meet your individual needs. So if you are considering dissolving your civil partnership or divorce in Jersey, contact Parslows today for expert advice and support.

Divorce and Jersey civil partnership dissolution FAQs

Can I divorce or obtain a civil partnership dissolution at any time after we are married?

Under Jersey Law, you generally have to have been married or in a civil partnership for at least three years before applying for a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.

Can I divorce my spouse or partner without their agreement?

In some cases, the answer is yes. For example, if you have been separated for at least two years, your spouse or partner cannot oppose a Petition.

What are the grounds for divorce or civil partnership under Jersey Law?

The grounds for a Jersey divorce are:

  • One-year separation with the consent of the other spouse
  • Adultery
  • Desertion for two years
  • The respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent
  • Incurable mental illness
  • Serving a prison sentence of more than 15 years (or life).
Do I have to reside in Jersey to apply for a divorce?

Either party to a marriage or civil partnership can bring divorce or dissolution proceedings if either of them has been habitually resident in Jersey for the year ending with the date of issue of proceedings or if the parties are domiciled in Jersey.

Can I divorce in Jersey if I was not married there?

If a foreign marriage is validly contracted according to the law of the jurisdiction in which it took place, it will be recognised in Jersey.

Will the grounds for divorce affect the financial settlement?

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the grounds for divorce will have no bearing on the eventual financial settlement. Adultery, for example, will not be considered an exceptional circumstance. [Link to financial settlement].

Will I need to attend the Royal Court in person to obtain my divorce?

Unless you or your partner intends to defend the divorce or civil dissolution proceedings, there are no requirements to attend the Royal Court. The application will be dealt with in the papers.

Once my case has gone to the Royal Court, can I remarry?

The Royal Court will, at first instance, issue a decree nisi. At this stage, your divorce is not final. You will be free to marry once you apply and receive your decree absolute.

How many times a year are divorce courts convened?

Undefended divorce hearings take place every month.

What is the procedure for a Jersey divorce?

The procedure for divorce in Jersey varies depending on whether it is contested or uncontested. Usually, an uncontested divorce will be a much easier process, but we’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide for Jersey divorces so you can understand the procedure completely.

Jersey divorce and civil partnership dissolution resources

At Parslows Jersey, we understand that going through a divorce or dissolving a civil partnership can be a difficult and emotional time. That is why we have compiled a list of free resources that can help you through the process. We hope that you find these resources informative and helpful as you move forward:

Speak to an expert Jersey divorce lawyer today

Whatever your requirements, it is essential to trust your divorce lawyer to deliver practical, accurate, and cost-effective legal advice. Parslows family law solicitors will work closely with you to build a trusting relationship, giving you expert advice and ensuring your needs are represented.

We understand that no situation is the same, so we take the time to understand your case and tailor our service to your specific needs. Our divorce solicitors will support you with sensitivity and determination to get the best result.

We have worked with business owners, families with significant wealth, high earners and their spouses to reach a favourable outcome in each of their divorces. Our highly experienced divorce solicitors are here to help and support you with any issue you may face. Having the right person on your side really matters.

If you’re considering a divorce or civil partnership dissolution and need legal advice, get in touch with Parslows. Request a free call back from one of the Parslows team today to get all the information you need.

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