GETTING A DIVORCE
Western Australia maintains a “no fault” divorce jurisdiction. The only pre-requisite for either party to bring an Application for Divorce is that the parties have been separated for a period of at least 12 months. Parties can make an Application for Divorce to the Family Court of Western Australia in their own name or jointly and a fee is payable to the Court upon filing the Application.
Once filed, a Registrar of the Family Court will review the Application. If a party has filed an Application for Divorce in their sole name, they will be required to attend a brief Court hearing. Additionally, if there are any children of the marriage, the Registrar must be satisfied that proper arrangements are in place for their care.
In the event these requirements are met, the Court will grant a Divorce Order, ending the parties’ marriage one month from the date on which the Order is granted