Family Law

Divorce by Mutual Consent

Schedule your consultation today and stay up to date with all your rights.

Know your rights now.

Do you need legal advice?

(call to the national mobile network)

Divorce by Mutual Consent

Divorce by mutual consent in Portugal represents a collaborative and harmonious approach to ending a marriage. It is a process where both spouses are in tune to conclude the union, avoiding disagreements and prolonged litigation. This kind of divorce, in addition to being faster, it tends to be less expensive than a contested divorce. The page in question explores various details of this procedure, from the procedures and necessary documentation to issues related to children and associated costs. It is also important to highlight the importance of obtaining adequate legal advice, ensuring that all steps are followed correctly and that the rights of everyone involved are safeguarded.

What is a mutual consent divorce?

Divorce by mutual consent is a way of ending a marriage amicably, in which both spouses agree to the end of the marital union collaboratively, avoiding conflicts and legal disputes.

How long does a mutual consent divorce take?

The time required for a divorce by mutual consent can vary, but is generally quicker than a divorce without consent. It can take a few weeks to a few months, depending on the complexity of the situation and the legal process.

What documents are needed to start the amicable divorce process?

To begin the divorce process by mutual consent, it is necessary to present documents such as marriage certificates, personal identification documents, property information and, if applicable, agreements related to minor children.

Is it necessary to hire a lawyer for a mutual consent divorce?

Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire a lawyer specializing in family law to ensure that the process is conducted correctly, protecting the interests of both parties and ensuring that all legal procedures are followed.

What happens if there are minor children involved in the divorce?

In the case of minor children, parents must agree on custody, visitation and parental responsibilities. The well-being of children is a priority, and decisions must be made with the best interests of children in mind.

How much does a mutual consent divorce cost? Are there additional costs?

The costs of a mutual consent divorce include legal fees, administrative costs and attorney's fees. Additional costs may arise with the sharing of assets and the definition of alimony.

Is it possible to divorce by mutual consent online?

Yes, it is possible to initiate a divorce by mutual consent online in some cases. However, it is important to ensure that all documents are presented correctly and that the process complies with current laws.

What happens if, during the process, one of the parties changes their mind?

If either party changes their mind during the divorce process by mutual consent, the process can be stopped. In this case, the parties may choose to explore other options, such as reconciliation or consideration of a divorce without consent.

Protect your rights!

Need legal advice?

Schedule your appointment

Schedule Consultation

What do parental responsibilities look like after divorce by mutual consent?

Parental responsibilities are defined by agreement between the spouses, prioritizing the well-being of the children. Issues such as custody, visitation and alimony are stipulated by mutual agreement.

What is the divorce conference at the registry office?

The divorce conference at the civil registry office is a formal meeting with a registrar, in which both parties, accompanied by lawyers, confirm the divorce agreement and formalize the process.

Is it possible to reverse a divorce by mutual consent after it is finalized?

In Portugal, once the divorce by mutual consent is finalized and the divorce decree is handed down, the marriage is legally dissolved and cannot be reversed. In other words, it is not possible to “annul” the divorce or return to married status only through administrative or judicial means. However, if both ex-spouses decide to resume the relationship and wish to be married again, they have the option of remarrying. 

How are alimony amounts determined in an amicable divorce?

Alimony amounts are defined by the parties involved, taking into account the needs of the children and the financial capacity of each parent.

What happens if there is no agreement on some point during the mutual consent divorce process?

If the parties are unable to reach agreement on any point, they may seek legal advice and attempt to resolve the matter through further negotiations.

What are the main differences between a divorce without consent and one by mutual consent?

One divorce without consent involves legal disputes, while divorce by mutual consent is collaborative. In the latter, the parties agree to the terms of the divorce without the need for litigation.

Divorce by mutual consent with children: how to proceed?

In the case of children, the parties must reach agreements regarding custody, visitation, education and alimony. The well-being of children should be the main focus.

Advantages and disadvantages of divorce by mutual consent.

Advantages include less conflict, faster process and less costs. Disadvantages may arise if both parties are unwilling to cooperate.

Know your rights now.

Do you need legal advice?

(call to the national mobile network)

Are there model agreements for divorce by mutual consent?

Mutual consent divorce agreements are personalized and must be tailored to the specific needs of the couple and family.

Who can Request a divorce by mutual consent?

Both spouses can request a divorce by mutual consent, as long as they agree with the decision.

Where can you file for divorce by mutual consent?

Divorce by mutual consent can be requested at the civil registry office or in court, depending on the couple's preferences and circumstances.

What are the documents and requirements for Requesting a divorce by mutual consent?

Documents such as marriage certificates and identification documents are required. Requirements may vary, but generally include mutual agreement and no coercion.

Why is a lawyer important in cases of divorce by mutual consent?

It is highly recommended that the parties involved consult an attorney for guidance during the mutual consent divorce process. A skilled lawyer can provide relevant legal information, ensure that all procedures are followed correctly, and help ensure that the rights of both parties are protected.

In summary, divorce by mutual consent in Portugal offers a less litigious option for couples who wish to end their marriage harmoniously.

However, it is essential to understand all the details, legal requirements and financial implications before proceeding with this process.

Consulting a specialized lawyer is always recommended to ensure that all steps are completed correctly and that the interests of both parties are respected.

The team is prepared to respond to the needs of its clients anywhere in Portugal. Whether in Lisbon, Porto, Setúbal, Braga, Aveiro, Leiria, Coimbra, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Bragança, Viseu, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Santarém, Portalegre, Évora, Beja or Faro, in all districts of Portugal, the Our divorce lawyers are ready to guide and represent their clients in processes related to Family Law. In moments as delicate as a divorce, counting on the expertise and national coverage of is essential for a fair and efficient resolution.

Why choose

Family law is an area that requires not only legal knowledge, but also a deep understanding of the emotional nuances involved. At, we are dedicated to providing a high quality legal service, always keeping in mind the human particularities of each case.

At, we value the relationship with our clients, placing transparency and professionalism at the center of everything we do. If you need assistance with family law issues, we are at your disposal to offer the necessary legal support. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us and learn more about our approach and services.

Schedule your consultation today.



+351 914 422 409
(call to the national mobile network)

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Send Message
Scan the code
Hello. Do you need legal advice? Do you want to schedule an appointment?