Separation & Divorce Lawyers

Our Separation & Divorce Lawyers will help you finalise your divorce or separation process smoothly and cost-effectively, offering clear advice and affordable legal representation, if necessary.

Highly Experienced

Our divorce lawyers understand the intricacies of family law matters and offer a full range of legal services tailored to your specific needs.

Prioritising Your Needs

We take the time to listen and fully understand your unique situation, providing practical advice and solutions that are fair, reasonable, and prioritise your wellbeing.

Transparent & Affordable

We prioritise transparency and fairness with our legal fees, ensuring you receive quality legal guidance and representation at cost-effective rates.

Our Specialist Divorce Lawyers Will Help You Through The Legal Requirements After Your Relationship Ends

At Advance Family Law, we’ve helped many people navigate the legal aspects of relationship breakdown, and we know it can be emotionally taxing. Working with us, you’ll have complete support from our highly experienced divorce lawyers to make informed legal decisions. We’re here to help you through this challenging period, ensuring you understand the legal process of finalising your divorce or de facto separation.

15-Minute Free Initial Consultation

Do you need advice on property or parenting matters after divorce or separation?

Ending a marriage or de facto relationship can be emotional and often comes with a lot of paperwork and legal considerations. Whether you’re dealing with divorce, domestic violence, property settlements, or parenting arrangements, our highly experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way.

We invite you to contact us for a free 15-minute consultation to help you understand the way forward.

“Thank you to the team at Advance Family Law for guiding me through a very traumatic time and giving me direction and more fundamentally, hope, that not only would my interests be protected but that the outcome achieved would be fair, reasonable and equitable, which it was.”

– J.M

Divorce & Separation Gold Coast

Expert Guidance Through Divorce & Separation

Efficient, Cost-Effective Resolutions

Ending a marriage or de facto relationship is often emotional and comes with significant legal considerations. Whatever family law support you need to finalise your relationship legally, we’ll remove unnecessary stress and assist you every step of the way.

We offer a free 15-minute consultation to help you understand your responsibilities and options moving forward.

Accredited Legal Services

Queensland Law Society
Domestic Violence Lawyer Gold Coast
Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
Child Protection Practitioners

How We Help Our Clients

STEP #1
Book A Free 15 Minute Consultation

Contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation. During this call, we’ll discuss your situation and outline your options for moving forward.

STEP #2
Understand Your Options

Our team will ensure you clearly understand your legal rights and options, empowering you to make informed decisions about your future.

STEP #3
Move Forward With Your Life

With our guidance and support, you can confidently resolve your legal matter and focus on moving forward with your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal fees for divorce in Queensland can vary based on the complexity of your case and the services required. A family lawyer typically charges between $300 to $600 per hour. For simple matters, experienced divorce lawyers in Queensland may offer fixed fees. A straightforward divorce is reasonably simple, and you can even apply for a divorce yourself if you are aware of the legal process to do so.

It’s essential to consider that additional costs, such as court filing fees and mediation services, are associated with parenting and property matters, rather than filing for a divorce. To understand the potential costs specific to your situation, it’s best to seek legal advice from experienced divorce lawyers who can provide a more accurate estimate based on your circumstances.

Under the Family Law Act, you must be separated for at least 12 months before applying for a divorce in Australia. This period allows the parties involved to consider reconciliation and be sure that they are ready to apply for a divorce. If you live under the same roof but are separated, you’ll need to provide additional evidence to the court to prove that your relationship is irretrievably broken. Consulting with experienced divorce lawyers can help you meet all legal requirements for your divorce application.

To serve divorce papers correctly, you must follow the legal process outlined by the Family Law Act. The divorce application must be served to your former spouse or their lawyer, typically by a professional process server, friend or a family member over 18 years old. This ensures that the other party receives the documents in person, which will be required for the court proceedings.

If you and your former partner have filed for divorce together in a joint application, this step will not be necessary as both parties already have a copy of the paperwork and an awareness of the hearing date. Our friendly divorce lawyers can assist you in ensuring that the service of divorce papers is appropriately conducted, avoiding unnecessary stress and delays in the divorce process.

You can read more about the process of serving divorce papers here.

Organising a divorce while living under the same roof involves additional steps to demonstrate to the court that you have separated. You’ll need to provide affidavits detailing your living arrangements and how your relationship has changed despite sharing the same residence. An experienced family lawyer can guide you through the legal process and help you gather the necessary evidence to support your divorce application. This ensures that the court proceedings move forward smoothly and your legal rights are protected.

The divorce process in Australia begins with filing a divorce application in the Federal Circuit And family Court Of Australia (FCFCOA). After ensuring you’ve been separated for at least 12 months, you can submit your application, marriage certificate, and court filing fee.

The court will review your application, and a hearing date will be set if all requirements are met. If there are no disputes, the court will issue a divorce order. If you have children under the age of 18, you will need to attend the hearing. Consulting with one of our experienced divorce lawyers can help you navigate the family law process and ensure all paperwork is correctly completed. Your divorce will be legally ‘official’ one month after your divorce hearing takes place.

Beyond the divorce, you should consider property settlements, spousal maintenance, and parenting arrangements if children are involved. Addressing these matters early can help reduce unnecessary stress and ensure a smoother transition.

Consulting with family lawyers can provide practical advice on property settlement issues and parenting matters. Additionally, mediation services can help resolve disputes amicably, avoiding prolonged legal proceedings. Our highly experienced divorce lawyers can assist in creating a comprehensive range of solutions tailored to your unique situation.

In a divorce, belongings, assets, and debts are divided based on principles of fairness outlined in the Family Law Act. The court considers factors such as the contributions of each party, the length of the marriage or de facto relationship, and the future needs of each party.

Property settlement issues can be complex, so seeking legal advice from experienced divorce lawyers is advisable. They can help you negotiate a fair agreement or represent you in court proceedings to protect your interests during the property settlement process.

Parenting arrangements should focus on the best interests of the children involved. If necessary, these arrangements can be made through mutual agreement, mediation services, or family court proceedings.

Considerations include living arrangements, schooling, and how decisions about the children will be made. Consulting with a family lawyer can help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Family Law Act. Experienced family lawyers can assist in creating parenting plans that reflect the needs of your children and family and ensure adequate arrangements are in place for their care and wellbeing.

In Australia, the two most common methods for making parenting arrangements are an informal Parenting Plan and a more formal Parenting Consent Order.

The most cost-effective way to get a divorce in Queensland is to seek an amicable resolution through mediation services and avoid court proceedings. You can minimise legal costs and court filing fees by agreeing to the terms of the divorce and property settlements with your former spouse.

Consulting with divorce lawyers can help you understand the options and ensure you follow the correct legal process without incurring unnecessary expenses.

The time it takes to get a divorce in Queensland can vary, but typically, it takes about four months from filing the divorce application to receiving the divorce order. This includes the mandatory separation period of 12 months before applying for a divorce. Factors such as the case’s complexity and court processing times can influence the duration. Engaging experienced divorce lawyers can help streamline the process and ensure all legal requirements are met promptly, reducing potential delays.

While you can apply for a divorce without a lawyer, seeking legal advice from experienced divorce lawyers is highly recommended, especially if there are complex issues such as property settlements, spousal maintenance, or parenting arrangements. A family lawyer can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and help you navigate potential complications. Engaging a divorce lawyer can also alleviate emotional stress and give you confidence that your case is handled professionally.

In Australia, there are no fixed entitlements for a wife or husband in a divorce. The Family Court considers various factors, including each party’s contributions and future needs, to determine a fair division of assets and debts.

The property settlement process aims to achieve a fair and equitable outcome for both parties. It’s important to seek legal advice to ensure that all relevant factors are considered in your case.