Obviously making an application for a divorce is not something that should be taken on lightly. You are obviously looking at making a large change in your life and it is a process which takes some time. In Australia, the system of divorce is relatively complicated and protracted as well so there can be some uncertainty involved in the outcomes. Emotional issues aside, it can be very expensive and time consuming to go through a bitter divorce. However, it can release people from relationships in which they are unhappy for whatever reason such as infidelity, abuse, neglect or some of the other issues that can arise in a divorce.
Australia has what is known as a ‘no fault’ system of divorce which means that the legal system does not attempt to search for blame in relation to the breakdown of the relationship, only to find a mutually agreeable solution to the problems which have arisen in relation to the marriage. In what is now largely considered ancient history, it was necessary to prove adultery to get a divorce which in some circumstances involved actually having photos of the people in the act. However, since the system of a divorce was changed, the major difference is now that people divorce because of irreconcilable differences rather the reasons that used to be used.
It is technically possible to apply for a divorce without using a solicitor, however, it is always an enormous assistance if you have the help of a solicitor because they will have knowledge and experience in relation to the application proceedures and familiarity with all of the situations that can arise and how to deal with them effectively. A solicitor can also assist by worrying about the legal aspects of a matter for you and allow you to get on with the rest of your life. The legal aspects of a divorce can be a very large extra burden to shoulder on top of all of the emotional issues surrounding the event. If you need to talk about a divorce, please do not hesitate to contact us using the question box below or the contact form to the right. Our lawyers are usually available to chat online as well.