If you have landed on this page, you may be going through a complicated period in your life. A break-up or divorce completely turns your private life upside down and brings with it many uncertainties.

Why Yprius lawyers?

We understand that a relationship breakdown is often sensitive and complex. We aim to provide you with expert assistance and arrive at a tailor-made solution.

In doing so, we strongly believe that the best interests of the children should always come first. Parents should still be able to communicate about the children even after any legal proceedings. A personal approach is therefore absolutely essential.

Feel free to contact us (mariehelene.debaere@yprius.be) for an informal discussion and find out how we can help you further.

We are happy to help you with:

You can contact us for both mediation talks, a divorce by mutual consent (EOT) or an ordinary divorce by irreparable dislocation (EOO). We also handle the liquidation-division of marital assets after divorce.

We also draw up parenting agreements regarding the children (including parental authority, domicile, residence arrangement, growth package, child allowance, extraordinary costs, tax benefit, etc.).

Even if you were not married, but are in fact or legally cohabiting, we take care of the complete handling of the financial affairs and the arrangement for the children.


We will discuss with you what the specific difficulties are and what solutions are possible.


We will initially try to contact your partner to start a conversation in order to reach an amicable agreement. A divorce by mutual consent (EOT) is the fastest and most efficient way to divorce.


If an agreement is not feasible, the procedure for divorce due to irreparable disruption (EOO) is initiated. We prepare the petition for the Family Court and explain your claims regarding the marriage, children and assets.


At the introductory hearing before the Family Court, it will be determined whether negotiations or partial agreements are still possible. If not, procedural deadlines are agreed. We always try to resolve as many discussion points as possible during the introductory session. Both parties must be present at this first hearing.


During the procedure, both parties are given the opportunity to explain their expectations in writing in conclusions. Both parties should also collect all supporting documents. Furthermore, the children can be heard, a police or social investigation can be ordered…


All claims will be explained orally again at the hearing. The family judge may also ask additional questions.


The family judge reviews the entire file and makes a decision approximately 1 month later. The judgment will be communicated in writing.


We transfer the judgment to the bailiff who must officially serve the judgment to the opposing party. In this way the statutory appeal period of 1 month starts.


The divorce is final after 1 month after the judgment has been served. The divorce is then recorded in the civil status registers.