Divorce costs could increase post-Brexit

Examining how Brexit may impact upon divorce process for separating couples.

Concern has been expressed by Resolution’s international committee chairman, Daniel Eames.

Resolution is a community of family law professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve their issues in a constructive, positive way. Resolution are based in the UK and express concern that after the Brexit transition period ends, divorce proceedings between couples in the Republic and Northern Ireland could have to take place in both the Irish and the UK courts.

He said: “If you have a couple who could either divorce in the Republic or Northern Ireland then the position at the moment is whoever issues those proceedings first takes priority. But after the first of January there is potential for proceedings in both jurisdictions.”

The concern would be that costs would increase and there would be increased strain to the already pressured family court system.

You can read more in this article on The Times website dated 7/10/2020.