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QLD Divorce and Custody of Children - How to Proceed?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by rekhan75, 8 August 2015.

  1. rekhan75

    rekhan75 Member

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    Hi, I am married for 17 years and have an Australian Permanent Residency. I want to divorce my husband and seek custody of children. Can you please let me know how I can proceed with my case?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    You need to be separated for at least 12 months before you can pursue a divorce. Once that 12 months has passed, you can file either jointly or solely for a divorce through the court.

    In regards to children, you'll need to first attend a family dispute resolution conference with the father to try and negotiate suitable parenting arrangements that meet the best interests of the children. You will not be able to pursue parenting orders unless you attend family dispute resolution. You can contact Legal Aid or Relationships Australia to discuss this.
     
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