Divorce & Separation

Divorce Lawyers Adelaide – Helping Families Move On

Specialist Family Lawyers

CG Family Law are a professional law firm wholly focused on and dedicated to Family Law for over 20 years. With years of experience from the straight forward to the highly complex matters, CG Family Law are the trusted ‘Go To’ Lawyers in Adelaide for any matter relating to Family Law.

Our specialist Divorce Lawyers in Adelaide CBD are highly accessible and able to give you the best advice on what to do or what your entitlements are in the event of a separation or divorce. They will take the time to listen to your individual circumstances and advise you accordingly.

Divorce is a formal dissolution of a marriage. Married couples must have been separated for at least 12 months before being able to file for a divorce. If your marriage lasted less than 2 years you generally need to have been to marriage counselling before you can file for a divorce, and in either case there should be no likelihood of you reconciling the relationship with your former partner when you file for a divorce.

Australian Law (Family Law Act 1975) operates under the ‘No-Fault’ principle meaning that when granting a divorce there is no need to prove who was at fault for the marriage breakdown. The court simply needs to be satisfied that you have been living separately for at least one year and there is no likelihood of getting back together in order to grant your divorce.

Divorce and Property Settlement

Divorce is sometimes the last thing to be finalised after a separation (breakdown in the marital relationship). The divorce itself simply formalises the end of the marriage and does not determine the issues of the children’s living arrangements, property settlement or financial support. These issues can be finalised at any point after separation, however any application for property settlement must be made within 12 months from the date of the divorce being granted. It is still possible to apply for a property settlement after this date but only in special circumstances which our Lawyers can advise you on.

Complicated Divorce – Need to divorce but don’t know where your ex-partner is? Ex-Partner living abroad?

Our specialist Divorce Lawyers are highly experienced in all matters regarding Family Law, from the simple to the complex, we know what it takes to get things done. Not all divorces are straight forward, and our Lawyers are expert at dealing with divorce when the marriage took place in a foreign country, when your ex-partner lives overseas or when the whereabouts of the other party is unknown. Whatever circumstances you find yourself in, our experienced Lawyers are here to help,

we will talk you through the whole process to put your mind at ease and guide you through this stressful time.

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