Divorce & Separation

Who gets sole occupation of the home after separation?

A typical issue when a relationship ends is who will continue to reside in the matrimonial home and who will vacate. If parties are unable to reach an amicable agreement, they may go before the Family Law Court to determine who will receive sole occupation, in the...

How Does The Court Divide Property From Divorce?

How Does the Court divide property? In Australia, the principles which apply are the same for married couples and de facto couples. The first step, work out the total value of your existing property, which each of you own, regardless of whether it is in joint or...

What Are The Rules For Divorce In Victoria

Many people ask us about different rules to do with divorce in Australia. Here are some of the more common questions answered. • In Australia, you can apply for a divorce within 12 months of separation • You do not need to prove fault on the part of the person you are...

How Much Does A Divorce Cost In Australia

What Is The Real Cost Of A Divorce? The answer to this question is not always easy to define. Each divorce may have different costs, determined by the way both parties feel about the settlement. If there are disputes then legal fees will increase due to hourly legal...

Can A Spouse Refuse A Divorce Application?

Below we explain what can happen, if your partner attempts to refuse your request for divorce. • If your spouse wishes to oppose a divorce, they must file a response to your application and serve this response to either you or your lawyer before the hearing date for...

Stress and Divorce

One of the most stressful life experiences is the process of going through a divorce or separation. The process and the emotions associated with it are all-consuming, making it a particularly stressful period in a person’s life. Marilyn Stowe, and English family law,...