Divorce, Separation and Ancillary Relief

Divorce and separation can be one of the most distressing experiences of someone’s life. At P.A.Duffy and Company our aim is to make the process run as smoothly as possible in order to protect your financial and personal interests.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Divorce Solicitor

At P.A.Duffy & Co Solicitors we offer compassionate and professional legal representation for helping you resolve divorce and separation amongst other services.

Our team will ensure that from the very first time that you meet with us, you are looked after by our specialist divorce solicitors who have expertise in the area of divorce and family law that you need. Using us will mean that the job is done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events you may experience. Getting the right divorce legal advice can help guide you through the divorce process and the difficulties of what can be an emotional rollercoaster.

Therefore, At P.A.Duffy and Company we pride ourselves on our ability to alleviate the stress involved with dealing with family law matters and our dedicated solicitors are committed to putting the interests of our clients first. At P.A.Duffy & Co. our legal team will listen to you and discuss your options with you. They will let you know where you stand, tell you what your rights are and help you to understand what your ex-partner’s rights are as well. They will try to make the divorce as simple and as stress-free as possible.

Our legal team engage on a daily basis with specialist family and children’s law barristers, as well as counsellors and agencies supporting children and victims of domestic abuse. This leaves us well placed to advise on a wide range of problems that our clients may encounter such as issues of contact with children for example.

We have attained a strong reputation for our family and children law services and can offer representation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

We have particular expertise in child law disputes, our solicitors have ample experience in helping our clients to secure contact with children following a breakdown in family relations.

We would encourage our clients to look at our reviews on the website. You will see the positive comments from their past clients. This can help you relate their experience to your own situation.

What to Expect During the Divorce Process

At the initial consultation with one of our Specialist Divorce solicitors we would encourage our client’s to be as open and honest with us from the outset. With your co-operation, we’ll always be honest with you and guarantee to keep you in the know at all times.

We will gather as much information from you on our initial consultation. We will also:

    • Explain the divorce process and help you understand what you need to do at each stage
    • Start the divorce action for you by filing the necessary forms
    • Keep you updated and represent your best interests
    • Help you reach an agreement with your ex-partner wherever practical, without having to go to court
    • If you do go to court, we will present your case
    • Help you to understand what the judge can and cannot do, and explain what the judge’s decision means for you
    • Record agreements


Based on the information that you provide we will seek the best way forward for you, whether it is by way of Matrimonial Agreement in the first instance to protect your financial and children’s needs or whether a divorce petition is required. The Divorce Petition can be grounded on one of the reasons below:

    • Two years’ separation with the consent of the other spouse to divorce
    • Five years’ separation
    • Unreasonable behaviour
    • Adultery
    • Desertion


The parties will need to discuss and determine who will have residence of any children of the marriage. Contact arrangements will need to be established for the non-resident parent so that the separation can have the wellbeing of the children at the heart of this process.

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