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The Divorce Process – and Why You Should Use a Lawyer

The purpose of this blog is to outline the basic divorce process in Australia and list some of the many reasons why it is best undertaken with the assistance of an experienced 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

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’s divorce 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 will allow you to understand and comply with the finer points of the law.

The Divorce Application

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’s divorce 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 regards to these sensitive matters as well as the various technical steps in the divorce process.

Further Information, 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 court room when necessary.

A lawyer can guide two people through an amicable divorce, or ensure one person doesn’t have to face a more difficult divorce alone.

For Divorce Lawyers in Brisbane…

Contact Dr Craig Jensen Lawyers. Experts in all aspects of family law and the 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 craigco@craigjensen.com.au, phone (07) 3711 6722 or fax (07) 3711 6733. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry via the form located here. Dr Craig Jensen’s divorce lawyers will protect your legal rights and your financial interests.

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