DIVORCE / MARRIAGE SEPARATION
CopperTree Family Law – your Central Coast Family Lawyer
A marriage separation or obtaining a “divorce” is a straightforward legal process. However, once a divorce order comes into effect, and you have not reached a financial settlement, there will be a time limit on applying for court-ordered settlement. It is, therefore, vital to speaking to a CopperTree Family Lawyer before you apply for the divorce.
It can be as simple as a quick chat with our family law specialists. To make sure that you won’t have any surprises or financial regrets later on. Navigating child support and children’s living arrangements can also be charged with emotion during this time. If you have children aged under 18, a court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them.
A confidential discussion with a family lawyer before you broach the subject of separation with your partner could save you a great deal of time, stress and money. Since you must be separated for at least 12 months before you can apply for a divorce, issues can arise if you stay living under the same roof. CopperTree Family Law can advise you on all these matters.
Filing the Divorce Application
Once you are sure it is time to separate a marriage, our family divorce lawyers can file the divorce application on your behalf. A court hearing date will be set, and your CopperTree divorce lawyer can be by your side if you wish. The Central Coast courts do not hear divorce applications, so you will need to attend the Federal Circuit Court of Australia: Sydney, Parramatta, and Newcastle are the closest FCCA locations.
Serving Divorce Papers
There is a legal requirement to serve the divorce application to the other party within a certain timeframe before the divorce hearing at court. CopperTree Family Law can arrange service of the divorce papers for you, whether the other party is on the Central Coast, another part of Australia or even overseas.
CopperTree Family Law office is based on the Central Coast, conveniently located in Erina. We assist clients from all over the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. If you are looking for the personal attention from a law firm, contact our office to find out the first steps and get the advice you deserve.
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