1. When can I get a divorce?
To apply for a divorce you need to have been separated from your ex-partner for 12 months or more. The divorce application needs to be filed at the Family Court.
We can help you complete the application and cut through the emotional clutter and issues. Our focus is to provide sound legal advice and not find fault.
2. Can I apply for a divorce by myself?
Yes, you can apply for a divorce without having your former partner’s approval. You also do not need to prove fault in a divorce application.
3. Does a divorce mean that I am financially separated from my former partner?
No, a divorce does not sort out children or property issues. It is important you make arrangements separately within 12 months of the divorce.
Otherwise you maybe out of time and the Court may not allow you to apply for assistance.
Our Perth family lawyers are able to help you make an application or respond to your ex-partners divorce application.
We provide reasonably priced help for you to complete and file the application.
4. I haven’t married. How do I get separated?
If you have not married but have been living together with your former partner for a period of time then you may be viewed as being in a de-facto relationship.
A de-facto relationship is a relationship where you are not married but live together in a marriage-like relationship.
Same sex relationships are also considered as de-facto relationships.
To become separated you do not file any documents to terminate the relationship. However, if you want to legally divide your assets you will need complete and file documents through the Family Court. This must be done before you are separated for more than 2 years.
6. How can I get help to separate?
Call us. We are ready, willing and able to help you. We have a wealth of experience. We are trusted and affordable and we provide straight forward, honest advice.