Rainer Hughes

Separation of 5 years

You and your spouse have been living apart for at least five years immediately preceding the presentation of the divorce petition.

In this instance, you do not require the agreement or consent to divorce from your ex-partner.

However, the Respondent can hold up the final decree if they believe they would be financially worse off, but this is very uncommon.

It’s also important to note that you need to know the address of your spouse, otherwise the proceedings can become more complex, costly and longer.

Key Experience

Actively advising clients on matters related to domestic abuse, harassment, molestation, retrieving costs on behalf of clients etc., against their partners

Successfully acted for a father whose child was in primary care of the mother.

Successfully made a financial claim and settlement for our client who had not dealt with finances during her separation.

Acted for a client who was subject to regular domestic abuse which involved the kin of the victim witnessing and being in the same environment.