If you’re considering filing for divorce in Australia, it’s important to understand the differences between Joint Applications and Sole Applications. In this video, we’ll be discussing the latter in detail, including the requirements of service and how to obtain orders for substituted or dispensation of service.

A Sole Application means that you’re filing for divorce on your own, without the involvement of your ex-spouse. This process involves attending a divorce hearing, especially if there are children of the marriage under the age of 18 years. Additionally, service is required, which means that the filed court documents must be served on your ex-spouse to notify them of the court proceedings.

We’ll also be covering the different methods of service, including personal service and post, as well as the importance of obtaining a signed Acknowledgement of Service (Divorce) from your ex-spouse. It’s important to note that complications may arise if your ex-spouse is difficult to locate or unwilling to sign the acknowledgment. In such cases, you can make an Application in a Proceeding for substituted or dispensation of service.

Filing for divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The team at Ramsden Family Law is here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the process. If you need assistance with your divorce application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

At Ramsden Family Law, we understand that every divorce case is unique, and we take a compassionate and tailored approach to each one. Our team of experienced family lawyers will work with you to understand your specific circumstances and provide personalized guidance and support to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

In summary, if you’re filing for divorce in Australia, it’s important to understand the differences between Joint and Sole Applications. If you’re considering a Sole Application, you’ll need to attend a divorce hearing and serve court documents on your ex-spouse. The team at Ramsden Family Law is here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the process.

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