Our divorce lawyers at Sydney Family Lawyers have helped thousands of people easily navigate the legal system to obtain their divorce, therefore helping them move forward with their lives. If you are ready to take the next step to formally end your marriage, get in contact with our team.
Divorce applications are typically made to the Federal Circuit Court.
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What if I wasn’t married in Australia?
This doesn’t matter. As long as you can provide the marriage certificate properly translated, then the Court can grant your divorce if it has jurisdiction.
How do I know if the Court has jurisdiction
The Court can grant a divorce if one (or both) parties meet one of the following requirements:
What if one of the parties is overseas?
In our experience, this is not usually an issue. We are able to draw on our experience in international family law, and are usually able to serve Court documents via email or post, or do a joint application via email or post.
If one party is overseas and will not accept service, or cannot be found, the Court may need to be satisfied that every attempt has been made to effect service on that party. There are some specific requirements for the Court to be satisfied of this, which our team can help you out with. This will result in additional costs, and it is important that it is done properly.
How can I start my Divorce Process?
If you have been separated from a valid marriage for 12 months or more, please call us on 9633 1088 to arrange a short appointment to get you started. We will handle the matter from start to finish to ensure your divorce is granted in a timely and cost-effective manner.