Divorce

Who can apply for a divorce ?

divorce 2An application for divorce may be made by one party or by both parties jointly. In order for a divorce to be granted, the court must be satisfied that:-

  • the parties were married for more than 2 years;
  • the parties separated more than 12 months prior to the application being filed; and
  • that appropriate arrangements have been made in relation to any children of the marriage under the age of 18 years.

In some situations, the court may grant a divorce order despite the parties continuing to reside under the one roof, or where the parties have reconciled for a brief period of time (less than 3 months in a 12 month period).

Rochelle Belcher Family Lawyers can assist parties with the preparation of divorce applications, including representation in court.