Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Australia?

Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Australia?

Sometimes, a spouse may be so unwilling to get a divorce, they may simply refuse to sign the papers and hope that this stymies your divorce plans. In Australia, the only grounds for divorce are that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and there is no reasonable likelihood you will get back together.

How long does a divorce take in Australia?

filing for divorce online

about 4 months

What is a decree nisi Australia?

Once the grounds for divorce have been satisfied to the court grants an order called “decree nisi for dissolution of marriage”. The Family Law Court states that “the granting of a divorce does not decide issues about property and maintenance or parenting arrangements for your children”.

How do I find out if I’m divorced in Australia?

You can obtain official proof of divorce at no cost from the Commonwealth Courts Portal if you were a party to the proceedings and the divorce was finalised after 13 February 2010. This proof of divorce is a digital order with an electronic seal and signature and is the only proof of divorce provided by the courts.