How do I prepare for Court for my Divorce Hearing?
With or without a divorce lawyer, it is important that you prepare for your Divorce Hearing and know what to expect.
If you do not have children or your children are over the age of 18 years, then you do not need to be at the Divorce Hearing. Provided that your ex knows about the Divorce Hearing, and your Divorce Application is accurate, then your Divorce will be made by the Registrar of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Sydney or Parramatta in yours and your ex’s absence.
For those of you who are separated, and have made a joint application, and you both agree to the Divorce, you do not need to attend your Divorce Hearing. Once again, the divorce will usually be made by the Registrar in your absence and will send you your Divorce Order by email or post or through the court portal.
If you are making a sole Divorce Application and have children under the age of 18 years, then you or your lawyer must attend the Divorce Hearing.
3 Tips for preparing for your Divorce Hearing
Although a Divorce Hearing can be a daunting and unknown experience for you, if you are prepared and ready for the Registrar’s questions, then all should go smoothly for you. Once your Divorce is made, then within a month the Divorce Order will be sent to you.
The information provided here is not legal advice. If you require legal advice on going to court and divorce hearing email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Cominos is the Principal of Cominos Family Lawyers, Sydney’s best and only Healthy Divorce Practice. She is the founder of the Healthy Divorce Program for people looking to re-build their life following a break-up or divorce.
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