Divorce and Separation 

Whether you are married or in a de-facto relationship, you build a life as a couple. Whether you accumulate property, assets and/or have children together, if the relationship ends you need to somehow divide the life you’ve built together fairly.

At Bruce Legal our divorce lawyers can’t promise the process of divorce or separation will be easy, but we can help both parties come to a fair resolution, which is important for moving forward.

We give you family law advice in plain English. We don’t complicate our advice with legal jargon, so you know where you stand at all times.

Divorce and separation may become more complicated where there are children involved. Parenting arrangements are not quite as cut and dry as the division of assets. Our lawyers will provide family law advice that is focused on the best interests of the children and will assist the parties to reach an amicable agreement.

Our experienced team can give you a clear understanding of your rights whether you are in a marriage or a de facto relationship. At Bruce Legal we can advise you on the distribution of assets, liabilities and financial resources after a divorce or separation, so that you are clear as to your rights and entitlements.

How can I get a divorce?

In order to obtain a divorce, you must be separated for a minimum of 12 months. You can however remain in the same residence providing you can prove that you are no longer living as husband and wife. Our divorce lawyers can advise you on the requirements for a divorce to be granted.
For a divorce to be granted, children of divorce must be adequately cared for.

You do not need to attend court for a divorce unless there are children under the age of 18 involved. When children are involved in a divorce it is important that arrangements are put in place that meet the children’s best interests.The Court must be satisfied that there are adequate arrangements for the children of the relationship prior to granting a divorce.

At Bruce Legal we try and make the process of divorce and separation as painless as possible. We understand that divorce and separation can be stressful and our compassionate approach will assist to ensure parties feel valued and respected at all times during the process.