DIVORCE

Divorce

We can handle your Divorce from woe to go – take the whole headache from you.

To apply for a Divorce in Australia you need to be:

  • Be an Australian citizen, OR
  • Live in Australia and regard Australia as your permanent home; OR
  • Ordinarily live in Australia and have so lived for at least 12 months before applying.

A Divorce does not sort out property or arrangements for children, although within a Divorce Application you must provide detail of any children under 18, and the arrangements which are in place regarding co-parenting. Property and children are otherwise separate to a Divorce.

Other considerations:

  • You must have been separated for 12 months prior to applying
  • When your Application is filed there is generally a 6-8 week wait for your Hearing
  • If you have children under 18 the Applicant parent must attend at the Court Hearing, the other parent does not need to attend unless they want to
  • If you have children under 18 but do a “joint Application” then the parent/s are not required to attend the Court Hearing
  • If you have been married less than 2 years you are required to attend counselling
  • The current filing fee for a Divorce is $845.00
  • At the Hearing a Divorce Order will be made, but will not take effect until one month and one day after the Hearing – after this, you will be free to re-marry
  • Any provision for the willmaker’s former spouse is revoked by Divorce, so if you have a will, you will likely need to re-do it

What we do – take instructions, give legal advice, draft the Application and accompanying documents, execute the documentation with you, file to Court, serve on your spouse/partner, attend the Court hearing as may be required, and obtain your Divorce Order.

Contact Sempre Vero Lawyers to speak to a solicitor about arranging your divorce.

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