Divorce- More Info
In Australia, divorce is a “no fault” system. All that the Courts need to be satisfied of to grant a divorce is that:
you were legally married;
you have been separated for at least 1 year and 1 day;
you have no intention of reconciling;
both of you know about the application for divorce (both parties can apply for divorce or if one party applies, the other party needs to have been served with (given) the documents).
If you have children, you must also show the court that you have made suitable arrangements for the children.
If you have been married for less than 2 years when applying for a divorce, you must have attended mandatory counselling through the Family Court system.
Disclaimer: This information is a general guide to the law. It should not be relied on as legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem you should consult a lawyer.
It applies to people who live in, or are affected by, the law as it applies in NSW, Australia. The information contained in this publication is current at 1 January 2014.