Divorce in Australia – DIY (Do It Yourself)
Did you know you can file your Application for Divorce online?
Australia has a No-Fault Divorce system which was established under the Family Law Act 1975. This means that a court does not consider why the marriage ended.
The only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. That is, that there is no reasonable likelihood that you will get back together. You must have been separated for at least 12 months and one day in order to satisfy the Court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
If there are children aged under 18, a court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them.
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