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Divorce & Separation: Divorce Lawyers Sydney

No divorce or separation is simple. We understand that the process of applying for and obtaining a divorce can be difficult, so our divorce lawyers in Sydney are here to help. We can assist you with the filing of the divorce application, as well as any supplementary documents required by the court in the case of more complicated divorces. The help you need is always available when you choose Harbourside Legal Services.

Our team of experienced separation lawyers will provide quality legal services such as practical advice, and the know-how, to guide you through every step of the legal process in straightforward or complex family law matters like mediation, property settlements, parenting arrangements, spousal support and child support.

Harbourside Legal Services’ experienced Sydney divorce and separation lawyers provide the advice and representation individuals need to move through the divorce process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Australian Family Law and Getting a divorce

Australian family law stipulates that to get a divorce the relationship between the two parties must have  irretrievably broken down for 12 months or more. The Family Law Act of 1975 has meant that no additional evidence is required to apply for a divorce. Couples can apply for a  divorce when they have been separated for more than 12 months.

What do I need to apply for a divorce?

Both parties will require identification and proof of citizenship (depending on whether any party was born in Australia), as well as the marriage certificate. Our divorce solicitors in Sydney will be able to advise you on what else may be required specific to your application.

What about our children?

You and your ex-partner will not be required to have a formal agreement regarding the children in place prior to the divorce being granted, , but you will need to satisfy the court that any children will be adequately taken care of.

What about our shared property?

Couples are encouraged to attempt to reach an agreement about division of property without having to go to court. In the event a couple cannot reach an agreement, a formal application for property orders is required to be lodged within 12 months of the divorce being granted.

How long does the divorce process take?

Upon lodging an application for divorce, the court will advise the parties of a hearing date, usually to be held within two to three months. Please note that the hearing is not a long process and a person may not even be required to attend. Providing the court grants the divorce, it becomes final one month and one day after the date of the hearing.

Specialist divorce lawyers in Sydney

Our law firm has a team of divorce lawyers in Sydney with solid experience in all types of family law matters relating to the dissolution of marriage and de facto relationships, including:

  • Property disputes and settlements
  • Childrens orders and Parenting plans
  • Mediation and Conciliation conferences
  • Annulment of marriages
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Legal representation at Family Court
  • Legal separation issues
  • Binding Financial Agreements

To learn how our divorce lawyers can support your family law proceedings, contact Harbourside Legal today for one of the most reputable family law firms in Sydney. Send us your enquiry through our contact form or call our office.

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