Angelina Jolie’s lawyer confirmed yesterday that she has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. The couple have been together since 2004 and have six children. They were married in August 2014.
In a statement made by Angelina’s lawyer, we were told that she filed for “dissolution of marriage” on Monday and that the “decision was made for the health of the family”.
Sometimes, for one reason or another, a marriage just doesn’t work – regardless of whether you are rich, famous movie stars or not. In fact, here in Northern Ireland, currently one in four marriages ends in divorce.
Ending a marriage can be one of the most difficult and stressful times in a person’s life. Making the decision to end your marriage brings with it many worries and fears about how life will change upon divorce. The last thing that any person going through a divorce wants to worry about is having to navigate a long, complicated legal process to reach the end result.
It may be a relief to know that the legal procedure for divorce here in Northern Ireland is fairly straightforward. We have put together below some information for you on our blog to explain how this process works.