Divorce Lawyers Sydney, Parramatta & Crows Nest Offices
Divorce means formally ending a marriage.
Australia has a “no fault” divorce system which means that it is not necessary to prove some sort of wrongful action or circumstance to obtain a divorce, but instead all that needs to be proved is that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
The Family Law Act 1975 established the principle of no-fault divorce in Australian Law. When granting a divorce the Court does not consider why the marriage ended and the only ground for divorce is that the marriage broke down and there is no reasonable likelihood that the parties will get back together.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has the jurisdiction or power to deal with dissolution of marriage (i.e. divorce) under Part VI of the Family Law Act 1975. The granting of a divorce does not determine issues of financial support, property distribution or arrangements for children. It simply recognises that the marriage has ended.
Married couples cannot apply for a divorce until they have been separated for a period of 12 months. It is generally possible to obtain a divorce even if your spouse is overseas.
There are other conditions and limits on being able to apply for a divorce, about which our specialist family lawyers can advise you.
It is also important to remember that once a divorce order has been made, you have a period of 12 months from the date of that order to make an application to the Family Court for property settlement. That period can be extended in certain circumstances but it is not guaranteed that the Court will grant an extension.
Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers are accredited family law specialist, we can help you through the difficult times navigating your way through divorce proceedings. Call and speak with one of our Divorce Lawyer Sydney today. We have offices in Surry Hills, Crows Nest & Parramatta.
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