Hello. Regarding divorce in Australia, the couple must be separated for 12 months. Upon a recent visit to the lawyer, I found out that only verbal intention needs to be shown for the time to start for the 12 months period. In my case, verbal intention was shown but there was no written documentation at that period (on the date the verbal intention was shown) so when would the time start? When written documentation is provided or just when verbal intention is shown? If separation period starts when verbal intention is shown, how will it be proved that the couple was separated for 12 months before going for divorce?