Navigate The Uncertainty Of Divorce With Confidence

Separating from your partner can be an extremely difficult time and can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious about what the future holds.

In addition, the divorce process is far from straightforward and can often be emotionally charged given the circumstances.

At Nolan Lawyers, we take the time to understand your unique situation and concerns and will guide you through the entire process with compassion and empathy.

You can be confident that your case is being handled by family law experts with extensive experience in helping people just like you.

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Why Choose Nolan Lawyers To Handle Your Divorce Process?

It’s crucial that you find a divorce lawyer who makes you feel comfortable with the process. We encourage you to meet with a few divorce attorneys in Sydney, so that you can be confident that Nolan Lawyers is unlike any other.

Just some of the reasons why Nolan Lawyers is a great choice to help you navigate your separation or divorce include:

Focus On The Best Outcome

We focus on securing the best outcome possible for both parties through professional legal representation and will always try to avoid going to court.

Frequent & Consistent Communication

We’re always available to answer any questions and we provide frequent, consistent communication on your case’s progress.

Pragmatic Advice & Straight Answers

Our team offers pragmatic advice and straightforward answers, so you know exactly where you stand and what your options are.

A Customised Strategy

Since no two divorce cases are the same, you’ll get a detailed, customised plan based on your specific situation, so that you know what to expect throughout the process.


You will have focused attention from a compassionate team that genuinely cares about you and your wellbeing.

Professional Representation

We provide professional representation that is focused on securing the best outcome possible.

What To Consider When Choosing A Divorce Lawyer


It’s important that you find a divorce lawyer who has experience handling cases with compassion and empathy. We will take the time to understand your unique situation so that we can provide you with guidance and support throughout the entire process.

Straightforward Advice

Your divorce lawyer should help you understand the divorce process and what’s required to achieve a fair outcome for both parties. At Nolan Lawyers, we’re transparent about the likely outcome for your situation, so you know exactly where you stand and the action you need to take.

Simplifying The Court Process

Your family lawyer should always pursue an amicable solution and should make the application for divorce as simple and straightforward as possible. We will aim for you to avoid having to attend court, but if your attendance is required we will support you throughout the process.


Your lawyer should be available when you need to speak to them, and since there’s a lot of admin involved, it’s easier if your lawyer is close by. We always make sure we respond to any questions within a reasonable time frame and we are conveniently located in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

What To Expect From The Divorce Process

Going through the legal separation or divorce process can often feel like assembling IKEA furniture in a hurricane. If you feel like this, you’re not alone.

Your journey will be unique and is shaped by your individual circumstances. That’s why we take the time to properly understand your specific personal situation and the events that have led you to this point.

Our divorce lawyers in Sydney have extensive experience helping clients to confidently navigate the legal separation and divorce process. We guide you using simple language, we set realistic expectations, and we treat every case with empathy and a focus on equitable outcomes.

Here’s what you can expect when you apply for a legal separation or divorce in Sydney.

  • If you’ve been married for less than two years, the Court requires you to first attend a mediation session with a counsellor. If mediation is not possible, you will need to file an affidavit.
  • Grounds for divorce are established if you can prove that your marriage has irrevocably broken down – even if your spouse disagrees.
  • You and your partner must have been separated for at least 12 months. This period can include time spent living under the same roof, if you do not have the financial resources to formally separate and live apart.
  • At least one party must be an Australian citizen who intends to live in Australia permanently.
  • You and your spouse must have lived in Australia for 12 months before filing for divorce
  • You can apply for divorce on your own or jointly with your spouse.
  • If you apply on your own, you will need to prove to the Court that your spouse has been legally served and is aware of the divorce application
  • If you have children younger than 18, you will need to attend the hearing of your divorce application in Court, to satisfy the judge that proper arrangements have been put in place for your children.
  • Orders affecting financial settlements and child custody do not form part of a divorce application and will need to be made separately.
  • Once you receive your divorce certificate, it will take about a month to finalise your new marital status.

Your lawyer should work on formalising your divorce as quickly and painlessly as possible so that you can move forward with the next chapter of your life.

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What To Expect From Your Free 30 Min Consultation

We want to help you through this uncertain time. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation where we provide you with expert advice relating to your specific situation. After attending the session you will walk away with:

  • Answers to all of your questions about the separation and divorce process, specific to your situation.
  • A clear plan around timelines, processes, and costs.
  • The confidence and knowledge that you are ready to tackle what can be a difficult and emotional time.

We genuinely want you to feel safe and supported throughout your separation or divorce and can’t wait to hear from you.

Not Quite Ready To Contact Us Yet? Download Your FREE Divorce Checklist

This free guide will make sure you have everything you need going into the divorce process, giving you the confidence to tackle what can be a difficult time.

It will provide you with insights into:

  • What to consider before communicating your intention to divorce with your partner
  • How to adjust living and childcare arrangements during your divorce
  • What important documents you need to collect that will be required throughout the process
  • How to manage your current joint assets and what policies you should review now that you have separated
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