The breakdown of a marriage is an extremely difficult time for all involved. It is a highly emotional time, yet there are many practical and legal considerations and arrangements to be made. MDV Family Lawyers in Nowra can provide compassionate and realistic expert advice, and specialist legal representation throughout the divorce process to alleviate your stress and ensure your divorce application gets over the line the first time.
In Australia, a divorce application can be made only if your marriage has broken down irretrievably. You and your former spouse must have been separated, that is having lived separately and apart, for a continuous period of not less than 12 months before making the application. You can, under Australian law, have lived separately and apart while remaining under the one roof, and still be eligible for a divorce. In addition, if there are children aged under 18, a court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them.
We estimate the whole divorce process generally takes about 5 months and involves:
MDV Family Lawyers will assist you through your divorce by:
MDV Family Lawyers provide a fixed fee for all divorce applications. See What to Expect for more information about our fees.