Get the right advice from our Divorce Lawyers in Adelaide
Choosing the right family and divorce lawyers in Adelaide to help with your divorce is an important decision. You will need a lawyer that has the right expertise and experience and is someone that you can comfortably work with during this stressful time.
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as you know that your marriage is irretrievable. The advice you receive in the early stages in relation to your rights and obligations will be invaluable to making decisions for yourself and your family. You do not want to be in the position of having to make quick decisions which may disadvantage you or create greater anxiety.
When can I get a divorce?
In Australia a divorce does not require any fault or wrongdoing by a party and will be granted if it can be demonstrated there is an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage. This must include a separation of not less than 12 months and one day. Separation can occur while the couple are still living under the same roof, however there will need to be independent corroboration that the marriage is over.
The court must be satisfied that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and that proper arrangements are made for children under 18 years of age. The court does not need to consider why the marriage ended.
Once the court is satisfied that all criteria for the divorce have been met, the divorce will be granted. You do not have to wait until the divorce is finalised to make financial arrangements, property settlements or arrangements for children.
What is the Process?
The process to obtain a divorce can be confusing so even though it is possible to manage the process yourself it can be difficult. It can be a time when there is much at stake both emotionally and financially so our advice is to make sure legal and personal support is in place at the very beginning. This will provide you with objectivity, an understanding of the legal procedures and assurance that your rights and obligations are clear. Obtaining a divorce lawyer very early in the proceedings may reduce costs and significant stress in the long run as it will be costlier to fix an intractable problem that to prevent it in the first place.
Your solicitor will ensure that you are protected and informed as you work throughout the process of :
- Ensuring the citizen criteria are met.
- Ensuring the mandatory separation period of 12 months has been completed.
- Ensuring the additional requirements are met if married for less than two years.
- Completing the divorce application and ensure it is submitted.
- Attending the final hearing which will be set once your application is successful.
There may be further complications if the divorce is opposed by the other party or there are considerations for the care of any children under the age of 18 years.
What to expect from Williams divorce lawyers in Adelaide
Our experienced divorce lawyers in Adelaide will ensure you are in control but with all of the advice and direction needed to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. They will be available when needed and there to take on the difficult negotiations and technical processes so that you can focus on you and your family’s needs at this time.
Talk to our Adelaide Divorce Lawyers. We are sure you will feel confident and comfortable to go forward and we will be there for you.
Divorce lawyers Adelaide – Call 84519040