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 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 are 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 want a lawyer to attend the hearing for you.