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What often surprises clients who are seeking such services is that under Australian law (applicable in all states and territories) there is only one ground for divorce – being the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage.
Australian law provides for a “no-fault” divorce system, which means it is not necessary to prove to the Court with evidence of any wrongdoing to a party. Furthermore, the legal ending of a marriage will not, in itself, change the outcome of any property settlement or parenting dispute.
The only evidence that is required to prove an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage is one year of separation of the couple.
If your marriage is less than two years you and your former partner are required to attend upon a family counselor or nominated counselor to discuss the possibility of reconciliation with your spouse.