Divorce is the legal process in which one party (the petitioner) issues a divorce petition for a decree of dissolution of the marriage, against the respondent, seeking an order from the Grand Court to bring the marriage to an end.
To fall within the jurisdiction of the Cayman Islands, one of the parties must have been domiciled within the Cayman Islands for at least one year immediately prior to the commencement of the divorce proceedings.
The Cayman Islands is yet to follow other jurisdictions in allowing a ‘non-fault’ divorce. Therefore, for a divorce to be granted, the petitioner must be able to satisfy the Court that one of the following grounds apply:-
Their spouse has committed adultery, and the petitioner finds it intolerable to continue to live with them.
Once the matter is before the Court, matters of Ancillary Relief and any arrangements in relation to any Children will usually be determined at the same time.
The Family Law team at Samson Law are able to provide advice and representation in respect of all such matters.