A divorce simply means that you and your spouse are no longer legally married. It’s important to understand that divorce doesn’t finalise the property or parenting matters between you.
Divorce can often be one of the last steps for a separated couple, after the parenting and property matters have finally been resolved.
What needs to happen for me to get a divorce?
If there are children under the age of 18, you will also need to satisfy the Court that “adequate provision” has been made for the children’s care.
There are some types of Divorce Applications that don’t require you to attend Court.
If you’re feeling stressed by a separation, it may really help to speak with a counsellor or another support service about what you’re going through.
Lifeline offers a free, 24/7 counselling service. You can contact them on 131 114.