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Divorce process in Australia by Aussie Divorce

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  • 1. date Point 1 Complete an Application for Divorce Swear or affirm and sign the Application for Divorce before a lawyer, Justice of the Peace Point 2 File File, by hand or post, at a family law registry: the original and two copies of the Application for Divorce, and a copy of your marriage certificate. You also need to pay a fee or you may be eligible for a fee reduction. Point 3 Point 4 Serve papers If you applied on your own, you must serve a sealed copy of the Application for Divorce and information brochure on your If you jointly apply, the Court will spouse: at least 28 days keep your original before the hearing if Application for Divorce and give you your husband or wife is in Australia and your spouse a at least 42 days sealed copy of the before the hearing application and an information brochure date if your husband or wife is overseas. 'Marriage, Families and Separation'. Receive a hearing date and documents The Court gives you a file number and a time and date for a hearing. Basic steps to getting a divorce in Australia By Aussie Divorce Point 5 Attend the hearing If there is no child of the marriage aged under 18 years, you are not required to attend the court hearing. This applies for both sole and joint applications. If you have made a sole application and there is a child of the marriage aged under 18 years, you must attend the court hearing unless circumstances prevent you from attending. Point 6 Outcome of hearing If your divorce application is successful, the Court will grant a divorce order. The order becomes final one month and one day after it is made, unless it is shortened by order of the Court.