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How do I get divorced?

Sunday 20th of August 2023
By: Tom Cameron, Solicitor and

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Speaking with Mum Central, Tom Cameron shares the process of divorce in Australia - from the time the application is filed until the Divorce Order takes effect.

"To get divorced in Australia, you must satisfy the court that your relationship has broken down irretrievably and there is no prospect of reconciliation between you and your spouse.  This is evidenced by 12 months of separation.

"Generally speaking, this can be shown by having lived separately for a period of 12 months.  There are, however, certain circumstances where this isn't possible, and you and your spouse may separate but continue living under one roof.  In these circumstances, you will need to file evidence with the Court, by way of affidavit detailing the circumstances of the separation under one roof.

"Divorce can be an emotionally challenging process so understanding the legal framework and sourcing professional advice from a qualified professional can be an effective way to ease the transition."

You can read the full article here:  How to get divorced in Australia

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