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The Family Court operates on the principle of no-fault divorce. This means that the Family Court does not consider why your marriage has ended.
To obtain a Divorce Order you need only satisfy the Family Court that you and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months and that there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life.
In certain circumstances, the Family Court can make a Divorce Order where you are separated but living together in the same home or where there have been short periods of reconciliation.
An application for a Divorce Order can be filed at any time after you and your spouse have lived apart for 12 months, but if you have been married for less than 2 years, the divorce application will need to be accompanied by a certificate stating that you and your spouse have considered reconciliation.
An application for divorce can be made by you, or by your spouse, or by the two of you jointly.
Prior to making a Divorce Order the Family Court must be satisfied that: