Divorce Lawyers

A married couple, or a party to that married couple, who is seeking a divorce is choosing to end their marriage.

To be eligible for a divorce, you need to satisfy the Court that you and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, and there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life. It is possible to live together in the same home and still be separated. If there are children aged under 18, a court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them. If you are seeking a divorce but have been married for less than 2 years, you will need to file a counselling certificate. To obtain a counselling certificate you will need to attend counselling.

Whilst the emotional turmoil of a divorce may be difficult, a divorce application can be taken care of with the assistance of one of our family law lawyers.

We can Help

At One Law we understand that this is a very difficult time in your life. Our priority is to resolve your matter as quickly as possible with the least cost and fuss to you.

The steps below explain how we can help you.

We make it simple

Our family law team is here to help. We would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with one of our family law lawyers by completing the online enquiry form below or by calling us on free call 1800 ONE LAW (663 529).

1

Meet with us

We will spend time listening and understanding your individual circumstances and confirm your instructions that you wish to proceed with an application for a divorce. We will commence completing the relevant documentation with you.

2

Put the plan in writing and lets talk

After we meet, we will put together the application form and mark the relevant parts for your ex-spouse to complete. It’s now time to show this application to your ex-spouse for their consideration and signature.

3

Negotiate the final terms

If you have children under the age of 18, then it is important that a parenting plan has been agreed to and put into place. A binding financial agreement is also recommended. Generally, as long as the parties are agreeing to the divorce, within a short space of time we should be able to complete the application which is then forwarded to the Family Court of Australia for processing.

4

Apply to the court for divorce

We can then apply to the court to formalise the divorce. We will finalise relevant application and file it with the court together with the filing fee. After the court processes the application the court will confirm that the divorce has been approved.

5

Apply to the court for final orders

There are times unfortunately when a divorce is opposed by one of the parties. If this occurs then it will be necessary to attend a court hearing regarding the divorce.

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