Divorce Lawyer MDV Family Lawyers Nowra


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.

Are you eligible for a divorce?

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.

The divorce process

We estimate the whole divorce process generally takes about 5 months and involves:

  1. The completion and lodgement of a divorce application to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia which is then sworn and filed with the Court.
  2. An application hearing where the court will determine whether a couple has met the requirements for a divorce.
  3. Granting of a divorce order by the Court which will take effect 31 days after the date the divorce order was made.

How we help

MDV Family Lawyers will assist you through your divorce by:

  • Taking your instructions to complete the application to include all jurisdictional requirements
  • Preparing all necessary court paperwork
  • Filing your application with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Dealing with and serving the other party if your application is not a joint application
  • Appearing at the Divorce Hearing.


MDV Family Lawyers provide a fixed fee for all divorce applications. See What to Expect for more information about our fees.

Ready to make an appointment?

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, call 02 4421 7455, email [email protected] or book online now.

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