Petersen Legal is experienced in helping clients apply for, serve documents, and appear at Court for their divorce.

Under Australian law, divorce is a different legal process from property settlement or parenting. Divorce is simply the end of being married.

Fault-based divorce was abolished in Australian in the 1970's. To obtain a divorce there must be have been (i) an irretrievable breakdown of your relationship, and (ii) you must have been separated for at least 12 months. If there are any children of the relationship, the arrangements for them must have been settled between you - though this does not necessarily require a written agreement or parenting order.

Many people can arrange their divorce themselves, without the help of a lawyer. You can find the Divorce Kit at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia website at the link above.

Unsure about the process, or need some help? Click the Online Booking option above to come and see experienced professionals in this area.

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You might be able to do your divorce yourself.

If you have difficulty or want some advice, call us.