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Separation

In order to be eligible for a divorce, both parties must have been separated for a period of at least 12 months before an application can be filed with the Federal Circuit Court. If an affidavit is also filed, parties that have been sharing a matrimonial property however consider themselves ‘separated under the same roof’ are also eligible to apply.

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Parties can either be joint applicants or a sole applicant, however if a party is to be a sole applicant, they are required to serve their spouse with the divorce application documents. If the spouse cannot be located, an order for substituted service or dispensed service can be sought with the court. In circumstances where parties are joint applicants, is not necessary to appear at the divorce hearing at court.

At Buckley lawyers we have extensive experience in handling divorce matters and can guide you through this difficult process and appear on your behalf at your divorce hearing.

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