Divorce in Australia
Sean Sullivan writes: "I created this site to help people when they face the increasingly common problem of separation and divorce. I separated from my ex wife in 2009 and spent a lot of time learning about the legal system as my ex partner was extremely vindictive and tried to get back at me through court action.
I have since helped friends and friends of friends who have been caught in similar situations. I decided to create a website about my experiences, with the aim to help people in similar situations and have subsequently written a book for men on protecting yourself during separation. I hope you find this site and my book useful."
Everything you need to know about separation and divorce.
Divorce is the official ending of a marriage (before the death of either spouse).
The official proof of divorce is a Certificate of Divorce. If you have been married you need a Certificate of Divorce before marrying someone else.
The reasons why your marriage has ended are not taken into consideration by the court when granting a divorce. This is known as no-fault divorce. To obtain a divorce you just need to establish that your marriage has 'broken down irretrievably' and you can do that by showing that you and your spouse have been separated for 12 months. There are, consequently, few opportunities to oppose a divorce application.
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Out On A Limb
“This book is simply the best guide to this subject ever written in Australia. I cannot recommend it more highly.” Greg Millan, President, NSW Men’s Health Forum
“If you want the best chance possible to have your children in your life as close as practicable…… then you simply have to read this book. You and your children will be the better for it.” Single father, WA
“This book is so full of invaluable advice that you will find yourself wishing you bought it earlier. It’s not expensive, in fact I think some of the contents would cost you much more money and time and pain finding out for yourself the way the author has. Do yourself a favour and get a copy.” Gwynn Hewson, Facebook
“I am blown away. Out on a limb has knocked me off my feet, it’s amazing. This is a book that should be mandatory for anyone before they even consider going to court. Either way anyone going through the system, this book is a MUST it really changed my approach to the court. No solicitor, no judge, no friend can open your eyes as much as this book. I was blown away by the intro and kept on getting blown away through every page. I was amazed that a book could be this powerful and I am a very stubborn man, it changed my life. This book is a life changer!” Maelyne Blair, single father, NSW
Separate Well or Separation Hell
This book has been written for those of us in separation, who really want the best for our kids. It has also been written for those who are directly or indirectly affected by family or friends who are going through a separation. So whether you are wanting to understand more, support better or need further information to be more empowered, this book will provide you with that. For those of us who have separated and who understand that despite our best efforts to manage our relationship with our former partner, there can be conflict or difficulties.
This book attempts to clarify the relationship between separation and divorce and the wellbeing of our children by highlighting that parental separation and divorce is not just one event but a long term process and that it may trigger lasting effects. The writing of this book has taken over four years of work; research, writing and editing.