While the law about marriage is in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth), the law about divorce is in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

What is divorce?

Divorce is the legal end of a marriage.

A divorce does not resolve other issues that arise upon separation, such as the division of property, the provision of maintenance or the parenting arrangements for children.

These issues are to be resolved separately and preferably before applying for divorce.

Divorce applications are generally heard in the Federal Circuit Court and application forms and information can be obtained from their website. Whilst divorce applications can also be heard in the Family Court, filing fees in the Family Court are more expensive than in the Federal Circuit Court. See Which Court? and Applying for divorce for further information.

Divorce  :  Last Revised: Thu Dec 22nd 2016
The content of the Law Handbook is made available as a public service for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. See Disclaimer for details. For free and confidential legal advice in South Australia call 1300 366 424.
Link to sa.gov.au - find what you're looking for

© Legal Services Commission - All Rights Reserved
Funded with the support of the Governments of Australia and South Australia Website by CeRDI