Istanbul Divorce is a globally recognized Turkish family law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish divorce alimony law lawyers are prepared to handle divorce cases, from a simple no-contest divorce proceeding to a complicated divorce with significant property and children. Our divorce lawyers also represent our clients in other family law issues including; contested divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony, compensation, child custody, child support, recognition of foreign divorce decree, and other family law litigation.
Istanbul Divorce is an award winning and successful Turkish family law firm that specialize in Family Law. Our Turkish divorce lawyers have an outstanding success record with over 90% of cases successful in Court in 1992 to date. We know our law, our lawyers care about your case and we will stop at nothing to make sure you are safely taken to the next chapter of your life with maximized results and minimized damage.
Turkish Divorce Alimony Law
Alimony is defined in Section 175 of the Turkish Civil Law as follows: “If one of the partners will suffer poverty due to dissolution of marriage and his/her fault is not more severe than the other partner, that partner will be entitled to claim alimony from the other party, provided that such alimony must be in proportion with the financial strength of the other party.” In other words, a partner will not be entitled to alimony unless he/she is faultless or less faulty than the other partner.
Depending on the particular circumstances of a dissolution of marriage, the court can order a material compensation and alimony to be paid in the form of revenue. In this case, such material compensation or alimony will be canceled if and when the receiving partner remarries or one of the partners dies. If the receiving party has a live-in third party partner, or he/she is no longer poor, or lives in a dishonored way, the court will revoke such compensation or alimony. The court can also order to increase or decrease such revenue if and when the parties’ financial strength changes or equity requires to do so (Turkish Civil Law, Section 176).
Section 178 of the Turkish Civil Law orders that the right to claim an alimony will be time-barred in one year after the date of the final dissolution of marriage.
About Our Turkish Divorce Alimony Lawyers
Our team are the best hand-picked and highly talented staff and family lawyers, eager to take on complex medium to high-net worth family law cases in Turkey. At Istanbul Divorce, we relate to our clients on a personal level and do not treat them as mere numbers. We have morning meetings in which we talk about every client’s case and ensure we keep the clients up-to-date through every step of the litigation. We only know quality and do not believe in quantity when we deal with our client’s cases because each case is unique and deserves its own attention, nurturing and time. We do not cut corners and ensure an absolute perfect representation of the client’s rights in Court or settlement meetings. We encourage reasonable settlements but are known as some of the most aggressive lawyers in family law when same is necessary.
Turkish Legal Grounds for Divorce
Legal grounds for dissolution of marriage are divided into two groups: special and general. Sections 161 to 166 of the Turkish Civil Law Code define those legal grounds as follows: the special legal grounds are adultery, deliberate attempt to kill, maltreatment, humiliating behavior, committing a crime, unreasonable behavior, desertion, mental disease; the general legal grounds are incompatibility, coming to a mutual agreement on divorce, and living apart for three years after an application for dissolution of marriage has been denied by the court. Once a Family Court makes its decision, it can be appealed at First Instance Appeal Court (Bolge Istinaf Mahkemesi) after that it can be appealed at Turkish Supreme Court (Yargitay).
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Turkish divorce process can be complicated and drawn out, especially for parents and high-net-worth individuals. Divorcing couples must take many steps to reach for a divorce. If you are seeking legal representation in your divorce, our lawyers will guide you through the process. Since its foundation in 1992, Istanbul Divorce Turkish Family Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized family lawyers, our firm is now one of the leading family law firms in Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish divorce alimony law through our Contact page.