Do I Need To Go To Court To File An Application For Divorce? – Podcast Episode 53

This week on the Divorce Collective Podcast, Caralee Fontenele addresses a common question: Do I need to go to court to apply for divorce?


It’s important to understand that obtaining a divorce is an administrative process and does not directly address property division or parenting arrangements. While filing for divorce is an essential step, there are other crucial components to consider when separating amicably and moving forward with your life.


It’s important to note that you don’t need to file for divorce in order to sort out your property and parenting arrangements. These matters can be addressed as soon as practical after separation. However, to file for divorce, you must have been separated for a minimum of 12 months.


It’s not always necessary to go to court when filing for divorce. The process can be carried out through joint or sole applications, depending on your circumstances. To determine which application is best suited to your situation, we invite you to listen to the full podcast episode or book a consultation with us.


At Collective Family Law, we offer a 45-minute free initial consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers. Unlike many law firms, we believe in providing honest advice. If you don’t require a lawyer for your divorce matter, we will let you know. There are various methods that can be explored before engaging a lawyer.


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