Lithuania has one of the highest divorce rates in the EU. Divorce here can be by mutual consent, provided a year has passed since getting married and there is a comprehensive settlement agreement in place that deals with children and finances.
A husband or wife who is considered to be responsible for the end of the marriage has no automatic right to maintenance.
In addition, a maintenance claim will fail or the amount payable reduced when
- The marriage lasted less than a year.
- The spouse claiming maintenance commits a crime against his or her spouse.
- The person claiming maintenance only requires financial support because of his or her own irresponsible actions.
We are specialist divorce solicitors and family lawyers and we advise clients who have a connection with Lithuania. Our clients can include those who are UK–based but originate from Lithuania, are living in Lithuania but have a connection with England or Wales, were married in Lithuania, or have other family connections with Lithuania.
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