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Most common Family Law questions

At Butlers, we understand the challenges our clients face. Divorce, Family Law matters and other legal matters can be some of the most stressful experiences a person will ever go through in their life. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality service and help our clients find confidence during such uncertain times. With over 80 years of combined legal experience we understand what our clients need. Whether you need simple one off advice, or assistance through complex legal cases, we offer personal, professional service to help you through this time.

Can I apply for a Divorce Order if I have other proceedings in the Family Court?

Can my former partner object to the Divorce?

Do I have to attend the Divorce Hearing?

How much does it cost, and how long does it take?

How much will a divorce lawyer cost?

I have just been served with my former partner’s Application for a Divorce Order, but I do not agree with what is said in the Application, what can I do?

What are the requirements to make an Application for Divorce?

What do I do if I cannot serve my former partner with my Application?

What does ‘proper arrangements’ mean in relation to children under the age of 18?

What happens if a Divorce Order is not granted at the Divorce Hearing?

What if I continued to live together with my former partner after we separated?

What if I have been married to my former partner for less than 2 years?

What if I reconciled with my former partner for a period, during our separation?

What is the process for Divorce?

When will I be divorced from my former partner?

How does divorce affect my Will?