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Separation & Divorce

There is little doubt that going through a divorce is expensive and stressful. This is why if you are looking to obtain a divorce, you seek advice from one of our experienced Canberra Family Lawyers.

In Australia, divorce is recognised as a no-fault jurisdiction. What this means is that the Court doesn’t want to know why your marriage has broken down. To receive a Divorce Order from the court, they must believe that your marriage broke down spontaneously and that there is no possible way you and your spouse will get back together. This can be confirmed via a Divorce Application Form.

If you wish to go ahead with your divorce, you can apply for a divorce application on the Commonwealth Courts Portal online.

By seeking advice from one of our Canberra Family Lawyers, you will receive support and accurate advice on how to best deal with your divorce.

Property Settlements

Once couples have separated through the divorce process, they often need to divide their assets. This involves property arrangements. It is important for you to understand the many ways this can be done. Firstly, you and your former spouse can form a mutual agreement on the way in which you would like your property to be divided without the need for court involvement. Another way this can be done is through a formal agreement via applying for consent orders in the Family Court. In this event that an agreement cannot be reached, you and your former spouse can apply to a court for financial orders.

It is important to understand that any of these processes are complex and often stressful. To deal with dividing your property with minimal stress, we recommend that you seek advice from one of our Canberra Family Lawyers for step by step guidance throughout the duration of your property dispute.

Parenting & Children's Disputes

Enduring a separation is an emotional and stressful time for everyone involved, particularly children. It is important that while you and your spouse separate, that your children are considered. Most importantly, your children should live in a safe environment, free from violence or abuse and continue to see and maintain a meaningful relationship with both parents.

Our Canberra Family Lawyers can guide you throughout your parenting and children dispute and will provide you with the appropriate advice to ensure your children are looked after.

If you and your former spouse cannot mutually agree on a parenting arrangement, the judge will make final decision which will be based fundamentally on the best interests of the child.

Agreements & Orders

Have you and your partner recently separated? If so, it is important that you arrange a parenting plan.  This can be an oral agreement, a written parenting plan or a consent order. Either way, it is imperative that you and your former spouse consider the wellbeing of your child.

If you and your former spouse cannot come to an agreement, you may need to look into getting a parenting order from a family court. While trying to come to a mutual agreement, our Canberra Family Lawyers will help you consider things such as your child’s age, their special needs, their educational needs, the safety of the child and much more pertaining to their wellbeing. Our Canberra Family Lawyers can assist you in the drafting of agreements relating to property and parenting and have them finalised by the Court.


Our Canberra Family Lawyers can help you resolve your family law matter without litigation and expensive court fees.

If you and your partner do not wish to take your matter to the family courts, mediation is the way to go. During the mediation process, both parties are given an opportunity to calmly discuss their issues and consider a range of alternate options. This process works particularly well if there are children involved.

In the event that you and your spouse cannot resolve your dispute through mediation, you will need to attend a family court so that a judge can make the appropriate decision. Our Canberra Family Lawyers can assist you in this process and will provide you with the required information to receive the best outcome possible.

Child Support

Our Canberra Family Lawyers can help you in all areas of relating to child support matters.

In Australia, all children under the age of 18 whose parents have separated are entitled to child support. Child support is aimed at taking the pressure of paying for expenses such as school costs, housing, food clothing and much more. The amount of the payment is dependent upon both parent’s income and their percentage of care for the child. For example, if one parent cares for the child more often, then their payments will be different compared to the other parent.

Understanding how to apply for child support as well as which option will work best for your child is often complex. This is why our Canberra Family Lawyers are here to help.

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    Questions, Answered

    How Do Canberra Family Lawyers Charge?

    Here at Australia Lawyers, our Canberra Family Lawyers focus on maintainable results. Our Canberra Family Lawyers encourage techniques such as mediation to solve your matter with minimal stress. We also can discuss with you fixed-fee legal help.

    How Long Do Family Law Matters Take?

    The duration of your family law dispute can vary depending on the communication and agreements between you and your former partner. Unfortunately, in some cases, people can spend years in dispute without reaching an agreement.

    I’m Thinking About Separation, What Should I Do?

    Our Canberra Family Lawyers urge you to get in touch with us promptly. Getting prepared for separation through seeking the advice from our Canberra Family Lawyers is a great way to ensure you understand the road ahead and that you do not do anything to compromise your family law matter going forward.

    What Do I Do If My Ex-Partner Does Not Comply With Court Orders About Children?

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    How Do I Get a Divorce?

    Divorce is a traumatic event for most people; a recognition that marriage and all it entails has come to an end and that there is no prospect of reconciliation between the couple. To grant a divorce in Australia, the law is not concerned with the causes behind the decision to end the marriage. Under the […]

    What to Expect at a Family Law Mediation for Property Division

    Working out what to do with property assets when a couple decides to separate can be a difficult, stressful process. And it’s not made easier by the cost and inevitable delays involved if you need to go to court to have orders made about how everything should be divided. That’s where mediation offers a compelling […]

    How are Assets Divided in a Divorce in Australia?

    In this podcast, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Yvonne Cox discusses how assets are divided in a divorce in Australia. TRANSCRIPT Dan You’re listening to a Harris Lieberman podcast, if you separated or are contemplating separation,  it may well be likely that you’ve heard from someone that when it comes to a property settlement, invariably there […]

    What You Need to Know About Applying for a Divorce

      In this video, Lawyer, Dakota DeSantis discusses what you need to know about applying for a divorce. TRANSCRIPT Hi, my name is Dakota and I’m a Solicitor here in the Family Law Department and OMB Solicitors, I just wanted to have a quick chat with you today just in relation to how you would […]

    What Are the Different Types of Mediation?

    Imagine a world where everyone could simply agree to disagree. Picture a world where people could resolve disagreements, arguments, or disputes without all the dramas. How different it would be. Among other things, there would probably be no need for lawyers, judges or courts. Accordingly, there would be little need for litigation, arbitration, or even […]

    De Facto Break-Up Entitlements

    Australia’s Family Law Act treats de facto relationships in much the same way as marriage. Since March 2009, the Family Court has had the power to deal with property and maintenance matters when a de facto relationship breaks down, adjusting the property interests of the ex-partners in the same way as it would for a [...]

    The Process of Getting a Divorce in Australia?

    In a perfect world, there would be no separation or divorce.  As we all know, however, the world is far from perfect. So sadly, divorce is the reality for thousands of Australians. In fact, more than 49,000 Australians got divorced in 2018. For those faced with this reality, the emotions involved can — and often […]