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We understand family law. Our Family Lawyers Thorpdale have represented numerous family law clients for many years and act for mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas, married couples, same-sex couples and de facto couples. Our experienced family law and divorce lawyers can represent you in all elements of family law, having particular competence in divorce, child custody and residential or commercial property division.
We are dedicated to assisting you settle your matter as quickly as possible, and if that’s not possible, then we will represent you expertly throughout the Court procedure so that you acquire the best possible result. If you are looking to engage the services of some of the best family legal representatives Thorpdale has to offer, then look no further. When engaging among our professionals, you can rest assured you have the very best on your side.
A Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marital relationship.
In Thorpdale, the Family Law Act 1975 established the no-fault Divorce system. This no-fault Divorce principle means that a Court will not consider who was at fault for the breakdown of the relationship. Any allegations of infidelity, violence or desertion are irrelevant. The only ground for Divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Any application for Divorce is generally filed in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the application can either be a sole application where one party to the marital relationship files the application, or a joint application where both parties submit the application together.
An application for Divorce is just readily available after a 12 month duration of separation. This 12 month separation period is to be a constant duration and indicates more than physical separation where there is no possibility of reconciliation.
The application can be opposed in scenarios where the Court does not have jurisdiction to deal with the matter or otherwise where the parties to the proceedings have actually not been separated for more than 12 months.
An application can still be made while the parties are living under the same roof or if one has supplied the other with some family services. It might be difficult to establish that separation has actually happened in these circumstances and accordingly the Court will require proof in support of the application.
In addition to the requirements of a duration of 12 months of separation, either you or your spouse will have to be an Australia citizen by birth, decent or otherwise. If that can not be established, you or your spouse has to regard Australia as your home, intend to reside in Thorpdale forever or otherwise be able to provide evidence that you resided in Australian for a minimum of 12 months prior to the filing of the application.
In circumstances where a couple has been married for less than 2 years, the Court requires the parties to participate in a counselling session with a view to reconciliation. There are exceptions to this requirement if there is a history of violence or abuse or where one party can not be located.
At a Divorce hearing, the Court will have to think about that appropriate plans have been made for any child of the marriage, or a child from another relationship, or a child who has or was adopted or who is dealt with as a member of that household, and under the age of 18.
When a Divorce has been approved the Divorce ends up being effective one month and one day after the Order has been made.
As soon as a Divorce has worked, there is just a 12 month period in which to file an application for property/financial and spousal maintenance. An extension to this period might be given in circumstances where both parties consent to the extension and the parties have the leave of the Court.
Parenting Orders Thorpdale
Applications for Parenting Orders can be brought by either or both of the moms and dads, a grandparent or other significant individual in a kid’s life.
Prior to the beginning of any Court procedures the parties are required to participate in, participate and make a genuine attempt in dealing with any parenting concerns at a household conflict resolution conference. Following completion of this conference, a Certificate is provided to the parties.
If an arrangement is reached the terms of that agreement can be formalised through an Application for Approval Orders. If no agreement can be reached, even more settlements can be arranged with the support of solicitor, arbitrators and counsellors Thorpdale.
If no arrangement can be reached beyond the court system, a person might then make an application to the Court. An application to Court will require verification that the parties have tried a dispute resolution conference and are in receipt of the Certificate. There are exceptions in getting this Certificate prior to the beginning of Court procedures.
In parenting matters, a Court must concern the very best interests of the kid as the vital consideration.
Inning accordance with area 60B of the Family Law Act 1975, the very best interests of the children are met by:
guaranteeing that the kids have the benefit of both of their moms and dads having a meaningful involvement in their lives, to the maximum extent constant with the very best interest of the child; and
safeguarding the children from physical and mental damage and from going through, or exposed to, abuse, overlook or family violence; and
making sure that children get appropriate and proper parenting to assist them accomplish their full potential; and
ensuring that moms and dads fulfil their responsibilities, and meet their obligations, concerning the care, well-being and advancement of their kids.
There are other aspects that the Court may consider in any specific scenarios.
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