Separation can be an upsetting experience for everyone involved. It is understandable that you may be stressed at this time. Separation is also usually a stressful time for your children. They may experience a range of emotions that are difficult for them to deal with and talk about with you. They may also behave in ways that are unusual for them. When you separate, you and your former partner may need to make important decisions about the future care of your children and how to divide your property, money, and belongings. Working through these issues is often difficult and emotionally challenging.
Divorce means the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. Australia has established the principle of no-fault divorce in Australian law. When granting a divorce, the court does not consider why the marriage ended and the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and there is no reasonable likelihood that the parties will get back together.
If there are children aged under the age of 18 years, the court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them.
Our experienced Family Lawyers can confidentially manage your divorce matter anywhere in Australia and overseas.