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DIVORCE LAWYER MELBOURNE

Non-Court Dispute Resolution

Divorce and other family law disputes can be financially burdensome and emotionally taxing if they escalate to courtroom litigation.

At Mayek Legal, we understand the impact of such disputes and strive to provide effective solutions. We offer Non-Court Dispute Resolution (Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR) methods that can save time, cost, and stress for everyone involved. Our approach emphasizes resolving family law matters outside of court through mediation, negotiation, and other ADR methods to achieve mutually agreeable outcomes. By opting for ADR, you can also benefit from increased privacy and avoid protracted court proceedings. Rest assured that family law matters are our sole focus, and we are committed to helping you navigate them with professionalism and expertise.

Divorce

Navigating the Process with Mayek Legal

At Mayek Legal, we understand that going through a divorce can be a challenging and emotional time. Our experienced team of divorce lawyers is here to provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.

Filing for Divorce in Australia: In Australia, divorce is the legal termination of a marriage. To file for divorce, you must meet certain requirements, including being separated from your spouse for at least 12 months and demonstrating that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Our team can assist you in preparing and filing the necessary documents with the Family Court of Australia, guiding you through each step of the process.

Property Settlement: Divorce often involves the division of assets and property accumulated during the marriage. Our experienced divorce lawyers can help you navigate the complex process of property settlement, ensuring that your interests are safeguarded. We can assist in negotiating and drafting legally binding agreements, such as Binding Financial Agreements or Consent Orders, to formalize the property settlement.

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Parenting Arrangements:

If you have children, parenting arrangements will be a significant aspect of your divorce proceedings. Our team can assist you in reaching a parenting plan or parenting orders that prioritize the best interests of your children, including issues such as custody, visitation, and child support.

At Mayek Legal, we provide compassionate and expert legal guidance for your divorce matter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a successful resolution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It's important to note that divorce and family law matters can be complex and the answers provided do not constitute legal advice. It's always best to seek professional legal advice from a qualified divorce and family law practitioner in Melbourne or Australia to obtain tailored and accurate information based on your specific situation.
What are the grounds for divorce in Australia?

In Australia, the only ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, which can be proven by a 12-month separation period.

How long does it take to get a divorce in Australia?

The divorce process typically takes about 4-6 months from the time of application to the final divorce order.

Can I apply for a divorce if we still live under the same roof?

Yes, you can still apply for divorce if you are separated but living under the same roof, as long as you can prove that you have been separated for at least 12 months.

What is the process of dividing property in a divorce?

The process of dividing property in a divorce involves assessing the assets, liabilities, and contributions of each party, and determining a fair and equitable division of property based on the circumstances of the case.

Can I get spousal maintenance after divorce?

Yes, you can change your name back to your maiden name or any other name after divorce by including the request in your divorce application.

Do I need a lawyer for a divorce in Australia?

While it is not mandatory to have a lawyer for a divorce in Australia, it is highly recommended to seek legal advice to ensure your rights and interests are protected throughout the process.

What is a Consent Order in divorce?

A Consent Order is a legally binding agreement reached between the parties in a divorce, which sets out the agreed terms for property division, spousal maintenance, and parenting arrangements.

Can I apply for a divorce if we have children?

Yes, you can still apply for divorce if you have children, but you will also need to make arrangements for their care, welfare, and support in your divorce application.

Can I remarry after getting a divorce in Australia?

Yes, you can remarry after getting a divorce in Australia once the divorce order becomes final, which is one month and one day after the divorce hearing.

Can I change my name after divorce?

Yes, you can change your name back to your maiden name or any other name after divorce by including the request in your divorce application.

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