A divorce has the effect of putting a legal end to your marriage. In the eyes of the law you are no longer legally tied to another person. It does not involve any other issues that you may have with your former spouse such as property settlement or children’s issues. We can advise you want you need in your circumstances.
The Family Law Act 1975 established the principle of no-fault divorce in Australian law. This means that a court does not consider which partner was at fault in the marriage breakdown, unlike those living in America. The only ground for divorce is that there was an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship which is demonstrated by a 12 month period of separation.
While the act of filing a divorce application is a relatively simply process, there are a few matters that you may not be aware of, which could ultimately hold up the granting of the divorce order. Speak to us about the in’s and out’s of divorce.
Be aware, that once a divorce is granted, that there is only a 12 month period to lodge an application in Court for a property settlement.