Who or what is DIY Divorce Ltd?
My name is Cathy O'Brien, in 1999 I was an unemployed single
parent with three children, I wanted a Divorce but could not
afford the Solicitors Fees.
With a little help and a lot of work and patience, I managed
to complete my own Divorce. I then helped a few friends with
their Divorces, with the persuasion from my friends and my
partner, I did some market research and began to advertise
locally and so was born Irelands 1st DIY Divorce Company.
Business has expanded to the extent that we now have clients
in all 26 Counties. We are registered with both the Companies
Registration office and the Revenue Commissioners
have given many radio interviews across the Country and
have had countless Newspaper articles published about our
Company. We have also featured on many TV Shows most notably
RTE’s Consumer Show with Eddie Hobbs, TV3’s Ireland am, The morning show with Sybil & Martin and Sky News Ireland. Many Court Offices and even
some Solicitors have recommended our Company to people seeking
a more affordable Divorce.We
offer a personal but professional service and the interest
and feedback has gone way beyond our expectations.
Q How does the procedure work?
We will complete all your paperwork and take you through the
procedure step by step, telling you everything you need to
know to obtain your Divorce, a help sheet is also included
with each set of paperwork, we also offer a back up service
by appointment, phone, email or post.
Do I need to have a Legal or Judicial Separation?
No, once you are four years Separated (the four years is from
the time the marriage broke down) you can start Divorce proceedings.
Do I need proof that I am four years Separated?
No, in the first set of paperwork we give the month and year
that the marriage broke down, in Court you will be asked under
Oath to verify this information.
What if I was married in the UK or Abroad?
It does not matter where you got married as long as you now
reside in the Republic of Ireland.
What if I did not get married in a Church?
You can still avail of a DIY Divorce.
Does my husband/wife have to agree to the Divorce?
No, when they receive their first papers, they have three
options, to Contest the Divorce, to ignore the papers or to
Consent, whichever option they decide, the Divorce will still
What if we should run into problems using this service?
A You should not run into any major problems as we do
ask questions when we first speak to you to ascertain that
our service is right for you. If there are any unexpected
difficulties we do have many years experience in this field
so should be easily able to deal with any complications ourselves
but we also have a Countrywide network of support in the Court
Offices and the support of our Solicitor if we need any Legal