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The Australian Divorce Process – and Why You Should Use a Lawyer

What is the process of divorce in Australia? This blog aims to outline the basic Australian divorce process and list some of the many reasons why it is best undertaken with the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer.

Since family law (including divorce law) is one of our areas of expertise, Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers can definitely help anyone about to begin divorce proceedings, especially those seeking divorce lawyers in Brisbane. Our contact details are at the end of this article.

Eligibility for Divorce in the Australian Divorce Process

To be able to get a divorce in Australia, a person must show their marriage has suffered an “irretrievable breakdown”. The easiest way to do this is by having been separated from their spouse for 12 months, with no intention of resuming the relationship.

However, some couples stay separated without ever actually divorcing, which has specific legal implications. Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers can explain the legal differences between the two options and help you decide if divorce is the one for you.

The concept of “separation” can be tricky, e.g. if you have continued residing in the same building as your spouse without actually living as a married couple. Again, professional assistance from a lawyer will allow you to understand and comply with the finer points of the law.

The Divorce Application in Australia

While you can do the divorce application yourself, you may feel more comfortable having a lawyer look over it (before witnessing the document). Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers can handle the Application for Divorce, preparing and service divorce papers, and the Response to Divorce.

Children & Property

Satisfactory arrangements for the care of any children must be made before the court will grant a divorce. The division of property is more flexible but still comes with its own time limits and other restrictions.

To ensure you do what’s best for yourself and, if applicable, your children, while also meeting every legal obligation to your spouse, you should engage the services of a lawyer. Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers can advise you in regard to these sensitive matters as well as the various technical steps in the process of divorce in Australia.

Further Info about the Process of Divorce in Australia, Legal Representation & More

Depending on the complexity of your situation, the court may require extra info before granting the divorce. Your lawyer can help you prepare and present this. Similarly, they will represent you in the courtroom when necessary. And they can guide two people through the process of divorce in Australia, or ensure one person doesn’t have to face a more difficult divorce alone.

For Australian Divorce Process Assistance…

Contact Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers. Experts in all aspects of family law legal advice and the Australian divorce process, we offer top legal advice backed by decades of experience. We are based in the suburb of Parkinson in the south of Brisbane. You can email, phone (07) 3711 6722 or fax (07) 3711 6733. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry via the form or visit our convenient location at 485 Algester Road, Parkinson Brisbane. Queensland.

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