Divorce

In Australia, people are entitled to apply for a divorce, if they have been separated from their spouse for 12 months and the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

This is also the case, if there has been a genuine separation under the one roof for 12 months. If you believe you have been separated under the one roof, it would be wise for you to make an appointment with one of our solicitors to discuss whether yours is a genuine case of ‘separation under the one roof’. Just sleeping in separate bedrooms is not enough.

Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc conducts regular divorce classes for simple divorces. Numbers are strictly limited . Please contact our reception on 03 9793 1993 to book a place in an upcoming class.

Divorce classes are not suitable for the following situations:

  • If you have been separated under the one roof
  • If you need an interpreter
  • If you are unable to find your husband or wife

You will need to make an appointment with one of our solicitors is you wish to apply for a divorce and

  1. You have been separated under the one roof for 12 months and/or
  2. You need an interpreter and/or
  3. You are unable to find your husband or wife.

You could also complete your own divorce forms if you wish. Divorce kits are available on the website of the Federal Circuit  Court : www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
Please see the Relationship and marriage breakdown page on this website for more information.

Please note that this information does not amount to legal advice. It is for your information only.

Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc does not take responsibility for the accuracy or currency  of the information on this page or any other page on this website.

To discuss your problem, please make an appointment to see a lawyer.