Divorce

Our Services

What we offer to our clients

We our clients with a range of services including:

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    Sole applications

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    Joint applications where the parties are in agreement

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    Drafting, serving, filing, and court appearances

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    Complex applications including those where the other party resides overseas or is avoiding service of the divorce papers

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    Complex applications where there is disagreement as to the date of separation

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Let us help get your divorce sorted

The breakdown of a relationship can be a complicated time for all parties involved.

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.

Can I apply for a divorce?

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:

  1. Be an Australian Citizen, or
  2. Live in Australia and with the intention to do so for the indefinite future, or
  3. Ordinarily reside in Australia, including for the 12 months immediately before filing for the divorce.

When will the Court grant a divorce?

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.

Property and children

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.

For more information or for a confidential discussion one of our team of divorce lawyers, contact our office today 

Why Choose Us
  • 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

Freeman Family Law has been assisting clients in Melbourne CBD, Yarraville, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Keilor, and Taylors Lakes areas for over 30 years.
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