Divorce & Separation

Guiding you through your divorce and separation journey with compassion.

Guiding you through your divorce and separation journey with compassion.

Are you considering a divorce or separation?

Divorce and separation are highly stressful, emotional and life-changing events, making them some of the most important times to have the right advice and support by your side.

At Richardson Legal, we have advised and supported many Perth couples through their difficult divorce and separation journeys and are well versed to help you with yours.

We will provide sound legal representation and advice, coupled with understanding, care and compassion.

What is a divorce

Put simply, divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court.

A divorce doesn’t include dividing assets and making arrangements for children – these are completely separate legal matters.

To apply for a divorce, you need to have been separated from your spouse for 12 months or more. After this time, either party (or both of you) can begin legal proceedings to terminate your marriage.

What is a separation

Legal separation is the decision by one party to end the relationship and communicate this to the other party. This requires action, intention and communication.

In order for a divorce to be granted, parties must have been separated for at least 12 months prior to a divorce application.

What if I have been married for less than 2 years?

There are different requirements for couples who have been married less than 2 years. Please get in touch with us to talk about your situation.

What is the divorce process?

A standard Divorce Application consists of: