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For most people, the breakdown of any relationship is a challenging time, whether it be a marriage or de-facto relationship. Dealing with the various requirements of the family law system can add to the challenges.

At E&A Lawyers, we guide you through these challenges by providing you with expert family law advice designed to achieve the most practical and cost-effective resolution possible, tailored to your specific circumstances. We also pride ourselves on being supportive, yet decisive and practical advocates.

Where your family law matter spans into our areas of legal expertise like estate planning or business and succession law, we have the expertise to deliver a holistic and strategic approach to ensure all your legal needs are met.

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Are there time limits for property settlement?

Are there time limits for property settlement after separation or divorce?

One of the first questions a family law lawyer may ask you is 'when did you separate?'. There is a good reason for this question. Time limits apply to family law proceedings for property settlement.
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How do I get a divorce in Australia?

Getting a divorce in Australia

In 1975 the Family Law Act established the principle of no-fault divorce in Australia. This means that there is no longer any requirement for one of the parties to be considered 'at fault' for the relationship breakdown. The court only requires that there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, in order to grant a divorce.
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Can I get a divorce if we’ve been married for under 2 years?

Can I get a divorce if I have been married less than 2 years?

If you and your husband/wife have been married for less than 2 years, then you must attend counselling before filing an Application for Divorce. The two years is calculated from the date of the marriage to the date of applying for the Application for Divorce.
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How do I serve my divorce papers on my ex?

How do I serve divorce papers in Australia?

When you divorce in Australia and you lodge your Application for Divorce, you are required to notify the other party (your husband or wife) that you have done this; unless you make a joint application. This notification is referred to as ‘service’.
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