Perth’s Trusted Divorce Lawyers
Since 1976, the only ground for divorce in Australia is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, as proven by 12 months’ separation. Courts do not require evidence of the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage. In Western Australia, divorce applications and settlements are usually determined separately from any other application about children or financial issues.
While our clients often experience strong emotions about divorce and the reasons for the breakdown of the relationship, from a legal perspective, the divorce application is usually simple.
While we can take your instructions to prepare a divorce application, the application process has now been streamlined so that applications can be lodged online.
We can be of most help to you if there is some complexity to the application, such as preparing evidence to prove jurisdiction by residence, preparing evidence to prove separation under one roof, or if you would like a lawyer in Perth to attend the hearing for you.
Applying For Divorce
The main legal consequence of a divorce is that the time to make an application to a Family Court for property settlement or spousal maintenance begins to run. Divorced people have 12 calendar months to apply from the date the divorce order is made.
If your time limit is approaching or has passed, contact one of our family lawyers in Perth to ensure you are not at a disadvantage by leaving your application too late.