How do I file for a divorce?

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Filing for divorce can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Divorce applications can be made to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. To file for divorce, you must meet the eligibility requirements, which include being separated from your spouse for at least 12 months and having a valid marriage that is recognised under Australian law.

Once you have met the eligibility requirements, you can complete and file a divorce application with the court. The application must be served on your spouse, and they will have an opportunity to respond within a certain timeframe.

If there are no complications or disputes, the court will grant the divorce after a period of at least one month. However, if there are disputes regarding property or children, the process can be more complicated and may require the assistance of a family lawyer.

It is important to note that a divorce application only deals with the dissolution of the marriage, and it does not address issues such as property settlement or parenting arrangements. These issues must be dealt with separately through the family law system.

Geelong Legal can provide legal advice and assistance with filing for divorce, as well as other family law matters such as property settlement and parenting arrangements. Our Geelong family lawyers can guide you through the process and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

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