"You need to be separated for 12 months before you can apply for a divorce. But you do not need to wait until you are divorced to settle your property and financial matters and make arrangements for the care of your children."

You may want to file a Divorce Application yourself. We can help you with this.

Or, you may find it easier for us to prepare the Divorce Application, serve it on your spouse and finalise the divorce process for you. We will then attend the divorce hearing to ensure that the divorce is granted as quickly as possible.

Some divorces are more complicated, for example you may have continued to live together in the same house after separating. In these situations, we can prepare the additional documents needed to satisfy the Court requirements and obtain the divorce.

If your spouse has made a Divorce Application, we can help you respond to or oppose the Divorce Application if necessary.

See our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce.

For more information call us on 03 8672 5222 to make an appointment with one of our experienced family lawyers.