Divorce Lawyers Perth
Separation And Divorce
BBV Legal provides separation and divorce services, with our divorce lawyers in Perth. Unlike some other countries, there is only one ground for divorce in Australia, and that is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage evidenced by one year’s separation (Family Law Act Section 48).
The law is the same across Australia, although, for de facto couples in Western Australia, who do not need a formal divorce, there are some differences to their settlement entitlements, primarily being the inability to split superannuation, although those entitlements are still relevant.
When a divorce is granted, there is a period of 12 months after that, when a couple should commence their litigation for a property settlement, if that litigation is not already started, and they have not formalised an agreement (Family Law Act Section 44(3)). For de facto couples, their rights to seek a financial settlement in the Family Court should be exercised within two years of their final separation (Family Court Act Section 205ZB(1)).
In the case of both married and de facto couples, there is provision in the legislation to extend the time to apply for financial settlement in certain circumstances. We at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky will advise parties to bring their proceedings within time, to avoid additional expense and uncertainly.
The legal process of divorce is usually the simplest step for most couples. Sorting out parenting arrangements, belongings and financial entitlements most commonly requires a partner to get legal advice.
The Family Court of Western Australia website provides resources for parties wanting to prepare their own divorce application, either separately or jointly.
Please before you consider preparing your own divorce ensure that you understand the legal consequences of obtaining the divorce in relation to the other matters that may require your attention. At Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky we will be happy to assist with legal advice specific to your particular case.
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How Much Do Divorce Lawyers Charge?
At Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky a first no-obligation appointment costs $440 including GST. If you require ongoing assistance of where legal proceedings are required, we will endeavour to offer you a fixed fee for the work we recommend for your particular case. For If you have reached an agreement with your former partner, for Consent Orders to be made, the costs will vary from $1,650 to $5,500 depending on the complexity of the matter and the steps required to obtain final orders.
Divorce And Child Custody Disputes
If proceedings are needed urgently there may be a concern about the safety of the children and parents involved, either because of domestic violence or something else that is causing concern.
At Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky, we have experience with child custody disputes and the steps that should be taken to avoid litigation if possible and to urgently bring the matter to the court if required.
To book an initial consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers, please get in touch. Alternatively, to get started online now, visit the BBV Legal Online System where you can enter your relationship details and receive information that is free, instant, personalised and helpful.