How to apply for a divorce in Australia
A divorce application in Australia is a relatively straight forward process in most cases, legalising the end of the relationship. There are a number of conditions, however, that need to be met when filing an application to ensure it is accepted and ultimately approved.
A divorce can be filed at least 12 months after separation, provided certain requirements are met, including any consideration of children, affidavits or court appearances if it is not a joint application. In many cases, you will not need to attend court, however, if you are filing a sole application (as opposed to a joint application with your ex-partner), or there are children of the marriage under 18, you will need to appear in court. Using a qualified family lawyer to complete this process will ensure a quick, accurate application, with minimal headaches. We offer a flat fee for filing an application, to provide the most cost-effective outcome for you.
It is important to understand that a divorce application is simply the legislative requirement to finalise the divorce/end the marriage, and property financial settlement, child custody agreements, consent orders and child support are separate legal processes that must also be completed. We have years of experience with all of these matters and can take care of everything for you together to reduce stress, long, drawn-out legal processes, and of course, unnecessary fees.
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