Divorce and Separation
There is no formal process for a separation for married or de facto couples, but there is a formal court process for divorce for married couples.
Divorce & Separation is almost always a traumatic experience and indeed, one of life’s most stressful events. It is easy to become so embroiled in the emotion that people forget or do not consider important practical and legal issues that can have significant and long-lasting effect.
In most circumstances divorce is a relatively straightforward process. However, an increasing number of the Australian population are celebrating their marriage overseas. In some of these marriages there are important issues including the legal validity of those marriages under Australian law.
Divorce has an impact on your ability to obtain financial orders, and also has wide ranging impact. Many separated couples choose never to get divorced, and this too can have unexpected consequences.