Divorce Applications

  • A divorce application is a separate application to end a marriage, following separation;
  • It is a separate application to an application for consent orders and can be completed by either one or both parties without them having to go to court;
  • Before making an application, the parties need to have been separated for at least 12 months, and this may include being separated but still living under the same roof;
  • Child support and parenting arrangements need to be agreed and detailed in the application to ensure the interests of any minor children have been complied with;
  • If you would like to apply for a divorce, the family court web site has useful information in this regard – (see http://www.familycourt.wa.gov.au/K/kits.aspx#Divorce-Kit);
  • ADS can arrange for the divorce application to be signed and witnessed by a lawyer or JP and for the lodgement of the application at the family court;