Divorce

A divorce is simply the legal ending of a marriage and is achieved by way of an application to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Many clients incorrectly associate the word divorce with Parenting Matters and/or Property Settlements. Obtaining a divorce does no more than end the marriage.

An Application for a Divorce can be made jointly or by one of the parties to the marriage. Providing arrangements have been made for the care of any minor children the divorce application can be dealt with by the courts without any court appearances.

The court will grant the application for a divorce providing they are satisfied:

  •  The parties were legally married;
  • There is no prospect of reconciliation; and
  • The parties have been separated for 12 months.
    (* There are additional requirements where parties have been married for less than 2 years.)

Ward Keller’s family law team can assist you with obtaining a divorce.

Our family law team offers an initial consultation at a reduced cost $110 for the first 30 minutes. Any costs beyond the initial consultation will be discussed with you at the conclusion of your attendance.

If you would like to make an appointment for an initial consultation please contact Sarah Kelly on 89462982.