Australia’s no-fault divorce system means that you are not required to provide reasons for wanting a divorce. Provided that your separation has lasted at least twelve months and that there is no reasonable prospect of resuming the marriage, you are eligible for a divorce.
However, a financial settlement can be made before divorce.
It is important that separating parties (either married or de facto) seek and obtain early advice as to their legal rights and entitlements arising out of the separation. Steps may need to be taken to preserve assets and to obtain interim financial relief.
Separating parties should also seek legal advice regarding their Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Contact Bennett & Philp Lawyers for assistance with your separation or divorce proceedings.