QLD Divorce Between Countries - What to Do?

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  1. Natasha

    Natasha Member

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    My ex and I have been separated and living in different countries (I'm in Australia and he's in New Zealand) since 2002. I have spoken to Legal Aid and they say that I cannot divorce without his consent.

    What do I need to do to get divorced? I know no one back there that will go to serve him papers. I do have his address. Our children are now adults and the property we had together is long gone and spent on drugs so I have no desire to bring that into it.

    I just want to be able to move on and marry my partner and be a complete family with our children.
    Is this going to cost me a small fortune to do?

    Thanks for your help,
     
  2. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tremaine...

    Legal aid has given you bad information if they said you MUST have the other parties consent. As long as YOU are a citizen or have been residing here for the minimum requirement of 12 mths prior to filing..

    A process server in NZ shouldn't be too costly.. Just keep in mind that being an overseas jurisdiction, it must be served a minimum of 42 days prior to court date..
     
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