WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF DIVORCE?

Divorce breaks the legal bonds of marriage between a couple.

It does NOT deal with matters such as where the children will live, maintenance & the division of property. These are separate issues.

The only grounds for divorce is “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage”. The Court will not consider accusations of fault, such as having an affair.

The breakdown is considered to have occured when the couple have lived separately & apart for at least 12 months.