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Andrew Turner

Senior Associate Family Law

Many people think that divorce is the first step in separation or that you must get a divorce to formalise your separation but the opposite is true - formal parenting and property arrangements are often made prior to divorce.

It is important to note that you are unable to get re-married until any previous marriage has been dealt with by of divorce or annulment.

If you wish to get a divorce, you must have been separated for 12 months or more before you may apply. Most people apply for a divorce themselves using the Family Law Courts Application for Divorce kit (Court filing fees apply) -

http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/forms-and-fees/court-forms/diy-kits/kit-application-for-divorce

If you require advice in relation to divorce or making parenting or property arrangements prior to divorce, please contact BJT Legal on (03) 5333 8840 or familylaw@bjtlegal.com.au