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Going through the divorce process is emotionally draining and overwhelming.

No matter the circumstances of how you came to this decision, the process of ending a marriage or relationship is the similar to the grieving process; you grieve the life you once had. You’re going to feel sad, angry, and lost and not sure what to do – and that’s what we’re here for.

With our family law team by your side, we will give you the support and advice you need to stay level-headed & focused to resolve your divorce in a simple and cost-effective way.

What You Need to Know About Divorce

A Divorce is the legal ending of your marriage; however, it doesn’t resolve other family law matters which can surface from going through a separation. These matters are dealt with separately from divorce proceedings.

These family law matters can include:

If you require assistance with any of the family law matters above, our family lawyers can assist you.

What are the Eligibility Requirements to Apply for a Divorce?

  • You need to prove you’re in a valid marriage (copy of your marriage certificate will be sufficient).
  • Either you or your ex-partner are an Australian Citizen.
  • You have resided in Australia for the last 12 months.
  • You and your ex-partner have been legally separated for at least 12 months.

What Are The Steps in a Divorce?

  1. Separation

You and your ex-partner have decided to end the relationship.

You and your ex-partner can be separated and living under the same roof. If you live and your ex-partner lived under the same roof during your 12 months of separation, you will need to supply extra evidence and information to the Court with your divorce application.

  1. Application

After you and your ex-partner have been legally separated for at least 12 months, you can apply to the Court for a Divorce. There are certain criteria to be met, and numerous documents required to be filed with the Courts, which our family lawyers can guide you through.

  1. Hearing

Our family lawyers will attend the Divorce hearing and represent you on your hearing day. If the Court is satisfied your application has met the requirements, your Divorce Order will be granted.

  1. Finalisation

One month, and one day after your Divorce Hearing your Divorce Order will become effective and the Divorce will be finalised.

What Can PD Law Help With?

  • We provide professional advice based on your circumstances & explain your rights.
  • Preparation of your Divorce application.
  • Make an application for Divorce.
  • Filing of your Divorce Application.
  • Representation during the Divorce Hearing.

Note – we offer fixed fees for divorce matters.

If you require assistance with a Divorce or Separation matter, contact our family team today.

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