Following the breakdown of their relationship, one of the most important decisions separating parents will face, is the future care and living arrangements for the children of their relationship.
If you have been separated from the other party to the marriage for 12 months, you can apply for a divorce.
The application for divorce can be made by either one party or both parties jointly.
Legally a party to either a marriage or a de facto relationship (including same sex couples) may be able to seek ongoing financial assistance from the other party. This is referred to as spousal maintenance and is separate from a party/parent’s obligation to pay child support for a child of the relationship.