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Family Lawyers Perth | Divorce Lawyers | Family Law | Dimond Family Law

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Divorce & Separation
Lawyers in Perth

Experienced Family Law Firm Based in Perth.

Our advice is designed to bring your matter to the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time. 

About Dimond Family Lawyers

The leaders in Family Law matters in Perth.

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We understand that going through a divorce or separation can be one of the most stressful and emotionally challenging times in a person’s life. Our team of experienced Perth family lawyers is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex legal issues involved in divorce and separation while providing compassionate and supportive guidance every step of the way.

Our divorce and separation services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, whether they are seeking a divorce or need assistance in resolving issues related to property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, or other related matters.

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    Before Separating.

    Our Legal Practice Director, Erryn Dimond, talks about aspects involving separation.

    Understanding the Divorce Process. 

    Simply put, divorce involves two important steps:

    A couple must live apart for at least 12 months before either party can initiate the divorce process. It is possible to file for divorce even if they live in the same home, as long as certain conditions are met.

    Once the divorce form is submitted, a hearing date is scheduled, and if the application is approved, a divorce order is granted.

    After a divorce order comes into effect, there is a limitation period of 12 months from the date the divorce order comes into effect within which either spouse has leave to make application to the Family Court to resolve property settlement matters.

    It is possible to negotiate a final resolution property settlement or parenting matters prior to making application for a divorce order.

    If you would like more advice on what you need to achieve a pain-free and amicable separation please call us for a free 15-minute consultation or send an enquiry using our online form. 

    Why Choose Dimond Family Lawyers?

    If you are facing a family law issue, choosing the right family lawyer is critical to achieving a favourable outcome. In Perth, Dimond Family Lawyers is an excellent option for anyone seeking legal representation.

    We have been practising family law in Perth for over 20 years. Our team of lawyers has extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, property settlement, and family/domestic violence matters.

    We understand that every family situation is unique, and therefore we offer personalised attention to each of our clients. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your objectives, and provide you with legal advice that is tailored to your specific situation.

    Family legal issues can be emotionally challenging, and our team recognise this. We provide a compassionate and supportive approach to our clients, helping them navigate through their legal matters with as little stress as possible.

    We also provide cost-effective legal services, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. We offer competitive rates and work efficiently to keep your costs down.

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    Frequently Asked Questions.

    In Perth, an application for divorce can usually be achieved within 4-5 months. The exact duration may depend on various factors such as whether a sole or joint application is made, any difficulties associated with service, the complexity of the relationship facts and the court’s workload.

    In Australia, the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, which can be demonstrated by living separately for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

    If your spouse will not agree to countersign a joint application for divorce, you can file a sole application for divorce.

    In Australia, the alteration of property between separated spouses is governed by the requirement for the division to be “just and equitable”, taking into account various factors such as the length of the marriage, the parties’ contributions, and their future needs.

    While it is not mandatory to engage a lawyer for a divorce in Perth, Western Australia, it is highly recommended. A lawyer can provide legal advice, help with paperwork and negotiations, and represent you in court if necessary.

    Yes, you can apply for spousal maintenance after divorce in Perth. Spousal Maintenance is intended to provide financial support to a spouse that cannot adequately meet their reasonable expenses, taking into account factors such as their income, assets, and expenses.

    In Australia, the living arrangements for a child are determined with reference to arrangements that are consistent with the child’s best interests, taking into account the benefit of the child enjoying a meaningful relationship with each parent, the need to protect the child from an unacceptable risk of harm or exposure to family violence, neglect or child abuse, the wishes of the child (subject to their maturity), lifestyle, culture and other welfare factors.

    Mediation is a defined pre-action procedure in parenting disputes and is often required before court proceedings can commence.

    Yes, you can apply to change child custody arrangements after securing a final parenting order, however, your application must demonstrate that a significant change in circumstances has occurred since the original parenting order was made.

    If you are experiencing family violence, you should seek help immediately. This can include contacting the police, a family violence support service, or a lawyer who can assist you with obtaining a restraining order or other legal protections.

    Call us on (08) 9443 1111