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Contested Divorce in Turkey Explained

Our Turkish family lawyers and divorce attorneys provide legal consultancy, advocacy, and mediation services in all matters related to divorce. The main grounds for a contested divorce in Turkey are a breakdown of the marital union and divorce due to severe incompatibility.

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The grounds for divorce are divided into two special and general reasons. The reasons for divorce in the Turkish Civil Code are regulated by articles 161-166. As can be seen in the decisions of the Supreme Court; adultery, intent on life, very bad or dishonorable behavior, committing a crime and leading a dishonorable life, abandonment, and mental illness are listed as specific grounds for divorce.

As for the general reasons for divorce; breakdown of the marital union, divorce due to severe incompatibility, divorce by agreement of the spouses; An uncontested divorce is considered a de facto separation, in which the spouses do not meet for three years after a divorce is denied.

Contested Divorce in Turkey

Our Turkish family law team represents our clients in contentious divorce cases and provides advocacy and consultancy services. A contested divorce case is a type of case that is filed in line with the divorce request of at least one of the spouses, and in which the divorce and its consequences are regulated by a court decision, not a protocol.

In a contested divorce in Turkey, there may not be a partnership between the spouses in terms of the will to divorce. Only one of the spouses may want a divorce, or both may want a divorce, but the parties may think that they are less flawed or perfect.

A contested divorce in Turkey is a lawsuit that takes longer than an uncontested divorce case and can be opened for general reasons such as the shaking of the foundation of the marriage union or for special reasons such as adultery.

Contested Divorce in Turkey Explained

As a result of the divorce case due to severe incompatibility, the parties may have to pay alimony or compensation to the other party depending on the fault. Likewise, if the parties are equally at fault, a divorce can also take place without paying any compensation.

Therefore, it is important that the spouse, who thinks he is not at fault and that the other party is more flawed, expresses himself in the best way from the beginning to the end of the divorce case or has him represented by an experienced divorce lawyer.

Reach our Family Attorneys for Divorce in Turkey

Akkas Law’s family lawyers provide legal consultancy, advocacy, and mediation services in all kinds of divorce-related issues and agreed and contested divorce cases. Since 1992, our family lawyers have been helping clients with complex legal challenges and maximizing opportunities for success.

You may reach us for Turkish Family Law Attorneys through our Contact page for Contested Divorce in Turkey.

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