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Religion and Divorce

Choosing a Lawyer That is Sensitive to Religious Needs

We know that divorce is generally believed, in most religions, to not be a part of God’s plan for a long and fruitful life. However, we also recognise that there are times when circumstances dictate that a divorce is the only reasonable option to an unfortunate marriage situation.

First of all, we want to clarify that our featured lawyers are not acting as religious officials or ministers and would never represent themselves as such. However, they are highly skilled attorneys who understand Family Law. This means that our services are designed to protect the financial and other interests of our clients, in times of divorce.

We also want to clarify that if your divorce concerns include specific needs that involve Christian Divorce, Hinduism Divorce, Catholic Divorce and Buddhist Divorce elements, we will take these considerations into account.

Be aware, though, that they do not function as pastors, priests, elders, rabbis, ministers or your imam. For spiritual advice, you would need to consult your religious authorities. But when it comes to legal advice, you should consult with a lawyer who is well versed in Family Law as it pertains to divorce proceedings and not simply rely on a spiritual or religious advisor!

Their experience in handling a diverse range and a multitude of divorce cases provides you the ability and knowledge to respectfully accommodate the religious concerns that many of their clients have. With their support in the areas of divorce legalities as well as different aspects of religious diversity and cultural traditions, you can rest assured that a fair judgement will be reached concerning legal rights and parental considerations.

In addition, when one has engaged the services of a skilled Family Law attorney specialising in Family Law, protection from abusive situations can be secured. In situations that involve addiction (gambling, drug and other substance abuse), you can also find protection when it comes to your financial security.

Insofar as religious concerns, the lawyers will take elements of necessary Christian Divorce, Hinduism Divorce, Catholic Divorce and Buddhist Divorce into consideration. For example, in the Catholic religion, a “Decree of Nullity” may be needed if the spouse is to receive Communion after divorce finalisation. They are also familiar with the Hindu Marriage Act (enacted in 1955) and they are attuned to any sensitivity that may arise concerning Buddhist spiritual beliefs.

Of course, the best approach to an unfortunate marriage situation is to seek counselling in order to try and work out a couple’s marital problems. But if this should fail, then seeking proper legal advice is necessary in order to ensure that the rights of the spouse (and children) are protected.



Click here to understand more on the grounds of divorce.