What are the Requirements to Apply for Divorce?

March 19, 2016 – at 2:57 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Family law may require several prerequisites be satisfied before one is eligible to file for divorce.

The Family Law Act (Cth) 1975 requires that a marriage have broken down irretrievably before an application for divorce can be considered.

Parties considering a divorce will usually need to show that they and their partner have lived separately and apart for a continuous period of not less than 12 months immediately before an application for divorce.

The separation requirement is subject to exceptions, although a divorce order may be unlikely to be made if the court is satisfied that there is a likelihood that the parties may resume living together again.

If you would like to know more about what these exceptions are, or believe you may be eligible and would like to start proceedings, you should promptly seek legal advice from an experienced family law solicitor. We invite you to discuss your particular situation with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who is very experienced in this area.

Prior to your 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 complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek specific family law advice. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding divorce proceedings .

Email our Legal Practitioner Director Shannon Bodeker at info@bodekers.com.au now for your complimentary pre-read and your first appointment at a reduced rate.