Separation and divorce

At Steel Legal we understand that making the decision to undertake divorce proceedings against your partner can be very distressing.  We work to guide you through this process, offering clear advice along the way, and working with you to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

In Australia, you may apply for a divorce if you and your partner have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, and you believe that there is no reasonable likelihood that you will resume your married life.  At Steel Legal, we will work through the legal process of divorce with you, and can advise on matters such as division of assets and care of children. 

If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation call on 07 3112 0225 or send us a message.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This is referred to as “separation under the one roof”, and is when a couple has separated but continue to live in the same home.  If this arrangement took place during the required 12-month separation period, you may need to provide extra information to the Court, such as evidence of a division of finances and changes in sleeping arrangements.

Yes you can, provided either you or your spouse:

  • Regard Australia as your home and intend to live indefinitely in Australia, are an Australian citizen or resident, or
  • Are an Australian citizen by birth or descent
  • Are an Australian citizen by grant of an Australian citizenship
  • Ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing for divorce.

No – these are matters that are considered separately.  See our information on financial settlement, parenting matters and child support for further information.

Yes.  We can help you to prepare a Response to Divorce, which outlines your objections to the Application for Divorce or your objection to facts within that application.

Being unfaithful isn’t a relevant factor in property division.  Contact us to discuss further your options related to financial settlement.

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The information on this website is general in nature and is not to be taken as legal advice.  You should consider seeking independent legal advice to check how the information relates to your unique circumstances.  Steel Legal Family Lawyers is not liable for any loss caused, whether due to negligence or otherwise arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information provided directly or indirectly.