Divorce Lawyer in Sydney

Obtaining a divorce order is the means to formally end your marriage. We have experienced family law solicitors who can act as your divorce lawyer.

Applying for Divorce

In Australia, you do not have to apply for divorce or be divorced in order to legally resolve your parenting and property matters. Divorce, in this sense, is an independent legal process. You may commence it at Court once you have been separated for at least 12 months and there is no prospect of reconciliation.

You can also commence negotiations or court action with respect to children’s or property matters independently from your divorce proceedings. This can happen at any time after separation. However, you need to file an application for property settlement at Court within 12 months of the date the divorce order comes into effect.

Couple Signing Divorce Papers

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Experienced Family Lawyers

Our experienced family lawyers will expertly guide you through the divorce process. We can prepare and file your divorce application and, if needed, attend at Court for the divorce hearing.

Once the Court is satisfied that the parties have met the legal requirements for the divorce it will make an order ending your marriage. The legal requirements include setting in place proper arrangements for any children of the marriage. Ordinarily, the divorce proceedings take between 2 to 4 months.

What to Consider when Going Through a Divorce

In addition to formally ending your marriage, you should consider the following: