Divorce Lawyers Sydney: Leading Solicitors Advice for Every Step of Your Journey

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Facing a divorce is one of life’s most stressful challenges, and it demands experienced legal guidance to navigate the complexities ahead. At Johnsons Law Group, our dedicated team of Divorce Lawyers and Solicitors in Sydney specialises in offering compassionate and comprehensive support during these tough times. Our services include:

  • Property & Financial Settlements
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Separation Agreements
  • Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Why choose us? We stand apart with our commitment to personalised attention, ensuring every client feels heard, understood, and supported. Our proven track record of successful outcomes, coupled with our deep understanding of family law, makes us the premier choice for anyone facing the challenges of divorce in Sydney. Trust Johnsons Law Group to guide you toward a new beginning.

Call us at 02 9600 7277 or explore our Contact Us page to start your journey to resolution.

Services Our Expert Solicitors Offer To Resolve Divorce Cases In Sydney

At Johnsons Law Group, we understand the emotional and legal complexities involved in divorce cases. Our expert solicitors are dedicated to providing clear, compassionate, and effective legal assistance to navigate the challenges of separation. We specialise in a comprehensive range of services designed to ensure your interests are protected and your rights are upheld throughout the divorce process.

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Property & Financial Settlements

Our solicitors are adept at ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of property, investments, and debts. We work tirelessly to achieve settlements that safeguard your financial future, taking into account all relevant factors, including contributions to the marriage and future needs.

Child Custody & Support

Our team prioritises creating parenting plans that serve the best interests of your children by focusing on their safety, health, and emotional well-being. We also ensure that child support arrangements are fair, reflecting the needs of the children and the financial abilities of the parents.

Spousal Maintenance

In some cases, spousal maintenance (alimony) is a crucial aspect of divorce settlements. Our solicitors help you understand your entitlements or obligations and work towards an arrangement that reflects the duration of the marriage, the standard of living, and the future earning capacity of both parties. We aim for solutions that facilitate a fair transition to financial independence for both spouses.

Separation Agreements

Our experts create comprehensive agreements that clearly outline the terms of the separation, including asset division, child custody, and spousal support. This proactive approach helps prevent future disputes and paves the way for amicable resolutions.

Mediation & Dispute Resolution

We believe in the power of negotiation and mediation to resolve divorce disputes without the need for costly and stressful court battles. Our solicitors are skilled in facilitating discussions that encourage cooperative solutions, which ensures that both parties reach mutually beneficial agreements. This approach not only saves time and resources but also preserves the dignity and privacy of all involved.

No-Fault Divorce System

The no-fault divorce system allows couples to dissolve their marriage without the necessity of proving wrongdoing or fault by either party. This approach focuses on the breakdown of the marriage as the sole ground for divorce, emphasising that the relationship is irretrievably damaged with no likelihood of reconciliation. 

The most notable legislation that defines the no-fault divorce system is the Family Law Act 1975 in Australia. This act was a significant shift from the traditional fault-based divorce systems, where one had to prove grounds, such as adultery, abandonment, or cruelty. 

By removing the requirement to assign blame, the no-fault divorce system aims to reduce the emotional stress and conflict between parties. This facilitates a more amicable resolution, and it focuses on the welfare of any children involved.

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Can I Apply for a Divorce?

In Australia, the primary condition to apply for a divorce is the breakdown of the marriage, demonstrated by a 12-month separation period. This separation shows that the marriage has irretrievably broken down with no likelihood of reconciliation. 

At least one partner must intend the separation to be permanent. Additionally, at least one party must be an Australian citizen, reside in Australia and consider it their home, or have lived in Australia for at least 12 months before applying.

How to Apply for a Divorce

Applying for a divorce marks a significant step towards a new beginning. The process involves several key stages, from gathering documents to attending a court hearing if necessary. By understanding and carefully following these steps, you can ensure a smoother progression through what can be a challenging time.

Gathering Necessary Documents

Before applying for a divorce, you must collect all required legal documents. These include your marriage certificate, any previous divorce certificates if applicable, and proof of citizenship or residency for at least one partner.

Filing the Application

The divorce application can be filed online through the Commonwealth Courts Portal. It’s important to ensure that all information provided is accurate and that the application is completed in full. You’ll need to pay a filing fee, though there are provisions for a reduced fee in cases of financial hardship.

Serving the Application

If you’ve applied alone, you must serve it on your spouse, ensuring they’re aware of the divorce proceedings. This step must be completed correctly by following the legal requirements for service.

Attending the Hearing

For couples with children under 18, attendance at the divorce hearing may be required. The court will review the application to ensure it meets all requirements and that adequate arrangements have been made for the children.

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Same-Sex Divorces in Australia

Following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia in December 2017, the application of divorce laws was expanded to include same-sex couples. 

Same-sex couples must meet the same criteria as opposite-sex couples when applying for a divorce, including the 12-month separation rule. This inclusivity ensures that all couples, regardless of gender, have access to the legal process of divorce under the Family Law Act 1975. 

Furthermore, the process for applying for a divorce, including the filing and serving of documents, attending hearings, and the conditions under which a divorce may be granted, is identical for same-sex couples. This affirms the equality and rights of all individuals in marital relationships.

What Makes Our Divorce Solicitors The Best In Sydney

At Johnsons Law Group, we pride ourselves on our empathetic, client-focused approach to handling divorce cases. Our team of seasoned divorce solicitors is committed to delivering personalised legal services that meet the unique needs of each client. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Personalised Attention: Every case is unique, and we treat it as such, offering tailored advice and support to navigate your specific circumstances.
  • Expert Knowledge: Our solicitors possess deep expertise in family law, which ensures you receive informed and strategic legal guidance.
  • Compassionate Service: We understand the emotional toll of divorce and strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
  • Proven Track Record: With years of successful outcomes, our experience speaks volumes about our ability to protect your interests.
  • Collaborative Approach: We emphasise mediation and collaborative law to resolve disputes amicably, saving you time and reducing stress.
  • Transparent Communication: Keeping you informed every step of the way, we ensure you understand all your options and the progress of your case.

Start Your Adventure To A Brighter Future. Contact Us Now

Take the first step towards a new beginning with the guidance of our expert divorce solicitors. For a consultation, call us at 02 9600 7277 or visit our Contact Us page.

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