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Marriage Separation


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
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Separation in relation to married couples means the breakdown of their marriage. Whilst it takes two people to enter into a marriage, it only requires one party to end it. The date of separation is a factual issue. However, it may have significant importance in relation to the division of matrimonial assets and divorce.

Separation is not the same as divorce. Separation is the factual, or non-legal ending of the marriage. A divorce is the legal ending of the marriage. Separated couples are still legally married and will continue to be legally married until they obtain a divorce from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

You cannot apply for a divorce until you have been separated for at least 12 months. You can, however, commence negotiations for a financial settlement or discuss arrangements for any children immediately after separation.




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