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DIVORCE IN LITHUANIA


When all the possibilities to reconcile your marriage are exhausted, it is important to ensure that the divorce process is as short as possible and that it maximises your interests. Therefore, it is very important to choose professionals who are familiar with their job and can ensure that the divorce process runs as smoothly as possible.Therefore, if you have any questions or do not know where to start, call or write to us, and we will share practical advice and help you find a solution in your situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions


– Is it possible to get a divorce in Lithuania while residing abroad?

Yes, you do not need to travel Lithuania to pursue a divorce process in a Lithuanian court. In Lithuania, the divorce process is faster and cheaper. Many of our clients find this option a more convenient and cheaper way to terminate their marriage without leaving the country. By signing a representation agreement with our lawyer and a solicitor, you ensure that your interests are fully represented. The lawyer will represent you throughout the divorce process and will ensure that all formalities in the divorce proceedings can be handled without your physical participation in courts.

What kind of problems are most commonly faced during the divorce process?

The most popular way of divorce, both in Lithuania and abroad, is when the parties agree to a peaceful divorce and resolve all financial and childcare issues in good faith. In such cases there are no major problems arising.


- How much does the divorce process take?

A peaceful divorce process usually lasts two to three months, depending on court's availability and ability of the spouses to sign the required documents in a timely manner. The court decision comes into force within 30 days, so a statement about divorce can be obtained within two weeks from the day when the judgment becomes effective.

When there are disagreements on property or other substantive issues, the divorce process may take longer and it all depends on the goodwill on both sides.

 

- What documents are needed?

To start the divorce process, you need to provide: a passport or identity card (ID) card, certificate of marriage, if you have minors, you need copies of their birth certificates. You may need to provide contracts with your creditors if you have any.

If you do not have the necessary documentation, we can help you request duplicate copies of the missing documents.