People often talk about going through a ‘messy divorce’, when in fact, obtaining a divorce is the easiest part of separation. Are you considering getting a divorce and wondering what the process will be like?
Married couples in Australia can apply for divorce if their marriage has broken down irretrievably. To apply for an Application for Divorce the parties need to be separated for a period of at least 12 months; and
• One of the parties must regard Australia as their home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely or
• be an Australian citizen by birth, descent or grant of Australian Citizenship, or
• have lived in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing the divorce.