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Divorce by court

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Divorce is a complex and emotional process that can be both physically and emotionally draining. In Ukraine, a divorce can be registered through the RATS or through a court.

In this article, we will focus on divorce through the court, which is assumed when:

  • The spouses have joint minor children;
  • One of the spouses does not agree to divorce;
  • One of the spouses is recognized as missing;
  • One of the spouses is recognized as incapable.

The process of divorce through court in Ukraine consists of the following stages:

  • Submission of a claim to the court.

The statement of claim must be drawn up in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine and contain information about:

    1. Names and surnames of spouses;
    2. Date and place of marriage registration;
    3. Presence of joint children;
    4. Motives for divorce;
    5. Information about the presence or absence of children;
    6. Property division and alimony requirements (if applicable).
  • Payment of the court fee.
  • Participation in court hearings. At court sessions, the judge will examine the circumstances of the case, listen to the explanations of the parties and witnesses, and also examine other evidence.
  • Decision-making by the court. The court issues a decision on the dissolution of marriage, which also determines issues regarding the division of property, alimony, children's place of residence, etc.
  • Entry into force of the court's decision. The court's decision to dissolve the marriage becomes legally binding after the expiry of the period for its appeal.

It is important to know that:

  • The court can give the spouses a period of time for reconciliation (up to 6 months).
  • If the spouses have joint minor children, the court will determine their place of residence and the order of communication with them.
  • Spouses can divide property both by consent and through court.
  • One of the spouses may be obliged to pay alimony for the support of the other spouse and/or children.

Divorce through court can be a complex process, so it is recommended to seek qualified legal advice.

In addition to the above information, the law firm "Prikhodko and Partners" would like to share with you some useful tips and recommendations that will help you in the process of divorce through court:

  1. Collect the necessary documents.

To submit a claim to the court, you will need the following documents:

  • Marriage certificate;
  • Passports of both spouses;
  • Birth certificates of children (if any);
  • Certificate of residence;
  • Other documents supporting your requirements (for example, proof of income, medical certificates, etc.).
  1. Formulate your requirements.

Before submitting a claim to the court, clearly define what exactly you want to achieve in the divorce process. This will help you correctly formulate your requirements in the claim.

  1. Get legal help.

Legal company "Prikhodko and Partners" recommends that you seek qualified legal advice. An experienced lawyer will help you to correctly draw up a statement of claim, represent your interests in court, and protect your rights.

  1. Keep calm.

The divorce process can be emotionally draining. It is important to remain calm and not give in to provocations.

  1. Do not delay.

The sooner you start the divorce process, the sooner it will end.

The legal company "Prikhodko and Partners" has many years of experience in handling divorce cases.

We will help you:

  • Prepare a statement of claim and other necessary documents;
  • Represent your interests in court;
  • Protect your rights and legitimate interests.

Remember: Divorce is not the end of life, but only a new beginning. Contact the lawyers of "Prykhodko and Partners" and we will help you start a new life!

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