Under the Australian family law system, same sex couples can be granted a divorce, as long as the following requirements have been met:

  • The couple is legally married.
  • The couple has been separated for at least 12 months. Learn more about separation here.
  • There is no hope of reconciliation.

You can discuss your circumstances with our divorce lawyers who specialise in homosexual, gay and same-sex relationships – they can advise on a wide range of issues and concerns, including what counts as separation, property settlements and the actual divorce process.

The legal requirements of same sex divorce in Australia are the same as those for heterosexual relationships.

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