We our clients with a range of services including:
Joint applications where the parties are in agreement
Drafting, serving, filing, and court appearances
Complex applications including those where the other party resides overseas or is avoiding service of the divorce papers
Complex applications where there is disagreement as to the date of separation
At Freeman Family Law we have been helping Melbourne clients with their family law matters including divorces for over 30 years. Our team of divorce lawyers will guide you through each step of the process, while providing you with expert legal and practical advice to give you peace of mind that you are doing the right thing to protect yourself, your family, and your assets.
There are certain criteria that must be met before you are able to apply for a divorce.
To apply for divorce in Australia either you or your spouse must:
To grant a divorce the Court must be satisfied that the parties have been living separately and apart for a minimum of 12 months, and that there is no reasonable likelihood of the parties reconciling. Parties who have continued to live at the same property following separation can still satisfy this requirement, however may be required to produce additional evidence to do so.
In sole applications the Court must also be satisfied that the other party has been properly served with the required documents. This is where it pays to use an experienced and specialised family lawyer, as the intricacies of these requirements can be confusing and in our experience often ‘trip up’ lawyers who do not specialise in family law.
Where the parties apply together evidence of service is not required.
Speak to a divorce lawyer about which application best suits your unique personal circumstances.
A common misconception is that the Court will make decisions about the couple’s property and children when the couple’s divorce is granted. A divorce signals the end of the marriage. Property and childrens matters are separate to this.
Your divorce lawyer will be able to provide you with advice regarding your rights, responsibilities, and entitlements in relation to property and childrens matters.
At Freeman Family Law, we have helped countless clients through what is one of the most difficult periods of their lives.
No one gets married or enters a de facto relationship looking to get divorced and separate, but when the relationship is untenable, sometimes going your separate ways is the best outcome for all parties.
Freeman Family Law prides itself on its compassionate handling of these cases with the best interests of our clients at heart to ensure their needs are looked after to the full extent of their rights.
Our local firm has been a trusted name in family law matters for more than 30 years
Our staff are led by Graeme Freeman, a respected legal expert and one of the most sought-after family lawyers working today
We provide comprehensive and compassionate legal representation, no matter how complex or difficult the case may be
Communication with clients is always clear, open and honest, ensuring they are always aware of the legal avenues available to them and the associated costs and charges
Our staff are specialised in family law and know exactly what is required in every case we take on
We guide our clients through each stage of their legal proceeding, helping them to navigate the intricate and dense language of the law and provide their case with the best chance of success