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Australian Divorce Law Insights & Tips 2023

Understand The Complex World of Divorce Proceedings.

Divorce insights, facts and information with expert legal and divorce tips, from Senior Lawyer and Principal Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon, Goldman Lawyers.

Divorce DIY Guided Self Help starts from a fixed fees of $200 to $500. Full service where we handle it all will be about $900 in lawyers’ fees and up to $940 in Government Fees.

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How to Start Your Divorce Application

Step 1: Your Relationship Must Have Ended

The first step towards filing for divorce in Australia involves meeting certain prerequisites. These include providing evidence of an irretrievably broken marriage, a minimum separation period of 12 months, and no possibility of reconciliation. Let’s take a deeper dive into what this means.

“Clients call and ask our lawyers to start a divorce. BUT, their priorities quickly change, to parenting or money! You don’t need a divorce to do parenting or financial applications. A divorce is the last step!”

Practical Legal Expert Tips By – Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon; Principal Goldman Law

An irretrievable breakdown of a marriage indicates that the relationship has reached a point where it cannot be restored. This must be substantiated by demonstrating that you and your spouse have lived separately for at least one year and that there is no chance of you reconciling. Separation can sometimes be tricky to prove, especially in cases where couples have been ‘on and off’, or have separated while still living under the same roof. In these situations, further evidence will be required, often in the form of an affidavit.

Step 2- Submit a Online Application

To support your claim, a valid marriage certificate will be needed when filing for divorce. This application is typically filed online via the Commonwealth Courts Portal. The submission process may seem daunting, but rest assured, a Goldman senior lawyer can you provide necessary help with low cost options such as Guided Self Help.

“Clients call and ask our lawyers to start a divorce. BUT, their priorities quickly change, to parenting or money! You don’t need a divorce to do parenting or financial applications. A divorce is the last step!”

Practical Legal Expert Tips By – Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon; Principal Goldman Law

Divorce Applications - How Long Does It Take

Upon submitting your application, it will be evaluated by a Registrar. This evaluation period can vary depending on the nature of your marriage – for instance, if it is a joint divorce application, or if there are children under 18 involved. If the need arises for additional information, via an affidavit. Mr Sekhon recommends your attendance at the divorce hearing, if required and we can guide you through this process. (“Guided Self Help”). Typically the court responds in two weeks and a date is given for next step.

Step 3: Update Your Will While You Wait

If your divorce order is granted, it becomes final after one day and one month. During this interim period, it’s crucial to consider the effect your divorce may have on your Will, which could render some parts or the whole of your Will invalid.

Divorce Quick Facts & Fees 2023

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia has been steadily decreasing over the past decade. According to the latest report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the national divorce rate was recorded at 2.0 divorces per 1,000 estimated resident population.

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

Based on recent statistics, the divorce rate in Australia 

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