What’s Involved with Getting a Divorce?

When a married couple decides to divorce, there is a legal process that must be followed. A divorce can sometimes be complicated by parties that are not in agreement and without quality advice the process can drag on. Our divorce lawyers in Melbourne help couples to navigate a divorce and the processes involved.

Divorce Initiation

Divorce initiation is when a spouse files a petition for divorce. The application must be correctly prepared and served on the other spouse. Our family lawyers in Melbourne are skilled in navigating the divorce process and can draft the paperwork and handle the service of documents. The family court is formerly known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. And the procedural requirements must be done correctly for you to obtain a divorce.

Child Custody Agreement

If children are involved in the divorce, the couple are required to make arrangements custody of the children and how they will support their child. As a part of the divorce our lawyer will work with you to ensure that these arrangements are in place and will be satisfactory to the family court for your divorce to be granted.

Asset Division

The divorcing couple will also need to decide how to divide their property and other assets such as their house, car and shares. It is important to get advice from a divorce lawyer in Melbourne who can provide clarity on your options. Negotiations over money can become stressful and having a neutral experienced advocate will help your asset division go smoothly. The aim is to get your financial settlement documented and agreed upon without the need for expensive litigation. Financial settlements can be done after the divorce as well if there are no children involved.

Divorce Granted

When the family court grants a divorce there is a hearing, you may or may not have to attend. Whether you consent to a divorce or not it will be granted if the other party have satisfied all the requirements.

At PCL Lawyers, we understand that divorce can be an emotionally trying time. Our team of divorce law experts aim to provide clients with the most concise legal advice and support to help them through this time. To find out how we can help you, call us today on 1300 795 893 or fill out our online contact form.

Please note: The above is not intended to be legal advice. Every circumstance is different. Always seek legal advice in relation to your individual situation.

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