You can electronically file (eFile) an answer to Divorce regarding the Commonwealth Courts Portal or file it at a grouped household law registry

You can electronically file (eFile) an answer to Divorce regarding the Commonwealth Courts Portal or file it at a grouped household law registry

Do i must attend the breakup hearing?

No kids under 18

If there’s no child* for the marriage aged under 18 years, you are not needed to go to the court hearing. This is applicable both for single and joint applications.

Joint application with kids under 18

If you get a joint application, both you and your partner are not essential to wait the court hearing (even when there was a young child regarding the wedding aged under 18).

Sole application with young ones under 18

If you get a single application and there’s a son or daughter for the wedding aged under 18 years, you (the applicant) have to attend the court hearing unless circumstances stop you from going to (see below).

If you have no a reaction to Divorce, one other celebration is not needed to go to, while they can perform when they want.

When there is no a reaction to Divorce, one other celebration isn’t needed to go to, if they wish although they may do.

In case a respondent has completed and filed a Response to Divorce, but doesn’t oppose the application form, she or he doesn’t need to go to the hearing.

In case a respondent has, in an answer to Divorce, opposed the applying, the respondent must come in individual from the hearing date.

* A child for the wedding includes: