Divorce is the legal process of terminating a marital union. We understand that separation can be one of the most difficult things for a family to go through. At iLegal Services, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the compassionate and supportive service needed to guide you through the confusing and often emotional process of separation.
Meet with our principal solicitor who will take your instructions. Spouses can only apply for divorce after 12 months and 1 day from the date of separation. Before commencing any divorce proceedings, we recommend that you finalise your property settlement with your ex-partner as soon as possible.
The legal experts at iLegal Services will prepare your Application for Divorce and lodge it with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. To complete the application, we will need a copy of your marriage certificate, government issued identification and citizenship documents if applicable.
If a sole application is filed, the iLegal Services team will serve the divorce documents on your ex-partner. To do this, we will need their last known contact details. If we are unable to contact your ex-partner, we will apply for an order to dispense with service or for substituted service.
Once the application has been approved by the Court, a hearing date will be scheduled. We will notify you of this hearing date and, in most cases, you will not need to attend. However, if there are children of the marriage under the age of 18 years, both parties will need to personally appear.
In most cases, the divorce order becomes final after one month and one day after the court hearing. The iLegal Services team will advise you once the divorce order has been granted and will provide you with all the relevant documents.