Divorce Lawyer Melbourne CBD

Applying for a divorce may seem like an overwhelming and complicated process. Along with the emotional turmoil that can come with a marriage breakdown, it can seem daunting to have to go through the legal process of separating, splitting your assets, and sorting out custody if you have children. 


Our divorce lawyers in Melbourne CBD and suburbs can help. We will walk you through every step of the divorce process, aiming to make your separation as smooth and painless as possible.

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What’s the first step?

Before you can apply for a divorce, you and your spouse must be separated for at least a full year. Ensure that you keep a record of the date of your separation and have friends and family who can attest to that date. 


This will make determining the date of separation easier when the time comes to prepare your divorce application. If you have been married for less than two years, you will also need to submit a Counselling Certificate before you apply.


It’s important to note that you can apply for a divorce even if your spouse doesn’t agree. As long as there is evidence of separation and the welfare of any children is taken care of, The Court will grant your divorce, whether it has been made jointly or not. 


Our Melbourne CBD Divorce Lawyers will be able to advise you on how to navigate your specific circumstances when applying for a divorce. We also have accredited complex family law specialists who can guide you through more complicated disputes tied to your divorce.

Our Melbourne CBD Divorce Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Determining the date of your separation.
  • Guiding you through the application process.
  • Ensuring the needs of any children are legally met.
  • Settling property and financial disputes.

Preparing for your divorce

While you can’t apply for a divorce until you have been separated for at least 12 months, you can ensure that all other legal matters regarding your separation are taken care of in preparation for your official divorce application. 


Our Divorce Lawyers in Melbourne CBD can assist you with these matters, which include custody agreements, resolving property disputes, and splitting assets. By attending to these matters during your separation you will be prepared to lodge your divorce application as soon as the separation period is over. 


Contact our Divorce Lawyers for assistance with your application, any family law matters, and any questions regarding divorce and separation that you may have.


If you would like to know more about our family law services take advantage of our half hour legal consults. They can be done in person or via Skype or telephone conference. 


Call 03 8742 3199 or enquire via the button below to make a booking.

As of 31 March 2023, Rigoli Lawyers was acquired by Michael Benjamin & Associates and many staff and clients joined the team at Michael Benjamin & Associates. Rigoli Lawyers is now incorporated within Michael Benjamin & Associates.