Divorce in Poland
If you need expert advice on any aspect of getting a divorce in Poland, Kancelaria Prawna Bernard Łukomski is the place to turn to. Our lawyers are highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable in everything from marriage and divorce to issues involving children. If you are going through a difficult time and need expert advice you can trust, we can help.
The process of ending a marriage can be long and drawn out but the legal process itself is generally straightforward. You may already have separated from your partner but for others separation can prove to be very complex and, at times, distressing.
The issues involved in a divorce and separation may range from those covering any children you may have to dividing up your assets; it can be difficult and distressing to deal with.
Feeling secure about your financial future is one of the main concerns that arises during the breakdown of a relationship. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in advising clients on what is fair, what is reasonable and what is realistic, whether they are involved in a negotiated settlement or whether a Judge is to make the final decision.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of divorce and separation. At Kancelaria Prawna Bernard Łukomski, we manage our client’s cases with the best interests of every child at the forefront of our minds. We help clients make child-focussed decisions. Whether or not the assistance of the Court is required, we will work with you to put in place the best possible arrangements for the long term benefit of you and your children.
Divorce often involves complex international issues. For example, if one or both parties is a foreign national or is living in another country, there may be options in terms of the country in which the divorce or separation process is started. It is crucial to get advice on international family law issues as soon as possible not least because the outcomes in different countries can vary significantly.
Recent divorce news
A prerequisite for adjudicating divorce. Warsaw, May 19, 2020
A prerequisite for adjudicating divorce (a so-called positive premise) is the “irretrievable and complete breakdown of marital life”. It is a mandatory condition. - Read more
UK - Divorce laws overhaul will 'end blame game' for couples
Existing laws mean spouses have to provide evidence for a divorce if one partner does not agree to it. This is about to change - Read more
Soaring legal fees and housing costs has increased the cost of a divorce by 17% in the past three years
Separating couples now typically spend close to £15,000 on lawyers and lifestyle costs, plus an additional £35,000 to rent or £144,600 to buy new property - Read more
Things you should know about divorce in the UK
The process of getting a divorce can contain some unexpected surprises and not just the costs that are involved. There are some obvious areas of contention for divorcing couples, who gets custody of the kids? who gets the car? how do we split the money in the savings account etc.? - On this page, we talk about 10 other things that divorcees should know about in the UK. - Read more
Divorcing in Poland
Individuals can divorce by lodging a petition for divorce (dissolution of the marriage) by one of the spouses. Divorce proceedings cannot be initiated either by the public prosecutor or any other person. Spouses can only divorce in the court. Actions shall be brought in a Regional Court. Actions pertaining to marital relations shall be brought exclusively in a court in whose district the spouses had their last place of residence, insofar as one of them still resides or stays there. Otherwise, exclusive jurisdiction shall be vested in the court for the respondent’s place of residence or where there is no such place, with the court for the petitioner’s place of residence. - Read more
General Information & History
Dissolution of marriage (Divorce) is the process of terminating a marriage. Divorce usually entails the cancelling or reorganising of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state. Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of distribution of property, child custody, alimony (spousal support), child visitation / access, parenting time, child support, and division of debt. In most countries, monogamy is required by law, so divorce allows each former partner to marry another person. - Read more