When filing for a divorce in the the Perth Family Court you are not always required to attend the hearing.
- If there is no child of the marriage currently under 18, you are not required to attend the hearing. This applies for both sole and joint applications.
- If you make a joint application and there is a child of the marriage currently under 18, neither you nor your spouse are required to attend the hearing.
- If you make a sole application and there is a child of the marriage currently under 18, you must attend the hearing.
Family law matters can be very complex. It is Important to note that this is not legal advice We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.
Prior to you first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complementary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.