A divorce means to officially end a marriage between two parties. A married couple can apply for a divorce if the marriage has broken down with there being no prospects for the marriage to continue.
Once you and your partner have lived separately for more than 12 months, you can apply for a divorce.
To be eligible to apply for a divorce in Australia one of the following must apply:
- A party must regard Australia as their home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely;
- A party mist be an Australian citizen by descent or grant of Australian Citizenship;
- A party must live in Australia and have done so for the 12 months immediately prior to making an application for divorce.