Separation refers to the situation where one or both parties no longer consider themselves as being in a relationship with each other and do not believe that there is a reasonable prospect of reconciliation. Our team of expert separation and divorce lawyers in Sydney, Australia can help make your separation as smooth and painless as possible.
Difference between Separation and Divorce
|Separation does not require lawyers and the filing of any applications to the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia. It is sufficient that both parties believe the relationship has broken down and do not see your relationship being fixed in the future. You do not have to live in two separate households for separation to occur, it can easily occur under the same roof.
|Divorce is the legal recognition of the end of your marriage. A divorce can be granted by the Federal Circuit Court (Federal Magistrates Court) of Australia or the Family Court of Australia with the help of separation and divorce lawyers. In order to obtain a divorce, the Court requires proof that the marriage has irretrievably failed and you have been separated for at least 12 months.
How Separation Lawyers in Sydney, Australia Help you getting Divorce
Divorce occurs separately to property or maintenance issues. You must resolve or institute proceedings for property settlement and spousal maintenance before or at least within 12 months from the date of divorce. After 12 months from the date of divorce, you will have to seek the leave of the Court to proceed and this will not always be granted.
|Gathering Necessary Documentation
|Drafting Divorce Application
|Child Custody Arrangements
|Representation in Court
|Our experienced separation and divorce lawyers help you gather the necessary support documentation to create the strongest defence for your divorce settlement claim.
|Drafting and filing the divorce application with all supporting documentation to ensure the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia is satisfied and grant the divorce.
|We assist you with child custody arrangements to ensure your child’s best interests are met including medical care and treatment, education, religious upbringing and other important decisions.
|If your case requires a court appearance, our separation and divorce lawyers in Sydney will stand by you to represent your case in the Federal Circuit Court or the Family Court of Australia.
For any legal assistance in relation to separation and divorce matters in Fairfield and surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to call (02) 9728 3366 or fill out this form for our expert advice.