In Australia a policy of no-fault divorce has been in place since 1975 and the only requirement for parties wishing to undertake a divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, and an application made to the court from at least one of the parties will be considered as sufficient in the granting of a divorce. Even if one party objects to an application, a divorce will still be granted after a marriage has irretrievably broken down.

There are obviously a number of matters that need to be dealt with when a divorce does take place, such as:

·         how property is to be divided

·         matters involving children

·         maintenance of a spouse or child

When an action of divorce occurs, a number of important issues need to be dealt with and to ensure that your interests are being looked after you can find a family law practitioner within the FindLaw Directory, no matter where in Australia you may be.

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