Divorce in France

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Very helpful and friendly service. Would recommend them to anyone needing assistance.
12 Jul 2024
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Service Details


This service is available across France

Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?

  • Our services for clients undergoing a divorce in France are designed both French citizens and expats, who are considering or in the process of initiating a divorce. 
  • We understand the unique challenges posed by French family law and provide comprehensive support throughout the process.
Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?

Useful Information

In France, divorce laws are primarily codified in the French Civil Code (Code Civil), which outlines the procedures, grounds, and consequences of divorce. The legal framework for divorce has evolved to accommodate different types of divorce proceedings, making the process more accessible and adaptable to various situations. Key aspects of French divorce law include:

  • Law No. 2019-222 of 23 March 2019: This law, known as the "Justice Reform Law," introduced significant changes to simplify certain divorce procedures. For example, it modified the process for mutual consent divorces, allowing them to be handled by a notary in certain cases, thereby avoiding the need for court proceedings.
  • French Civil Code (Code Civil) - Articles 229 to 309: These articles provide a comprehensive overview of the divorce process, including the grounds for divorce, the procedures to follow, and the consequences of divorce regarding property division, alimony, and child custody. The Civil Code recognises four types of divorce:
  • Other Relevant Laws and Regulations: In addition to the Civil Code, various laws and decrees provide additional details on the implementation of divorce proceedings, such as those governing family mediation, the division of property, and the calculation of alimony.
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Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: We begin with a detailed consultation to understand your specific situation and provide legal advice.
  2. Filing for Divorce: Assistance in preparing and filing the divorce petition, whether it's a mutual agreement or a contested divorce.
  3. Court Proceedings: Representation during court hearings, addressing issues like the grounds for divorce, asset division, child custody, and financial support.
  4. Concluding Steps: Guidance through the completion of the divorce process and the implementation of the court’s decision.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Expertise in French Family Law: In-depth knowledge of local divorce laws and procedures.
  • Personalised Support: Tailored advice and support throughout the divorce process.
  • Focus on Amicable Solutions: Aim for amicable resolutions to minimise conflict and emotional distress.
  • Multilingual Support: To ensure full understanding of the proceedings at all times.
Advantages of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Legal Representation: Skilled advocacy in court and during negotiations.
  • Documentation and Filing: Managing all necessary paperwork and electronic filing requirements.
  • Child Custody and Financial Settlements: Expert advice on sensitive matters like child custody and financial arrangements.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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