Divorce Lawyers Dandenong

Practical Solutions for the Best Divorce Settlement Outcome.

At Pentana Stanton Lawyers we aware of the stress of separation and divorce and what you are going through, and want to let you know we are here to help you get through these challenging times. You can be sure of understanding and patience, and we will look after your interest and make sure you are not taken advantage of. 

Separation and Divorce is a difficult time! We can’t make it go away but we are here to help you through it.

Minimise the stress, time and cost with Pentana Stanton Divorce Lawyers.

Our experienced and responsive Divorce Lawyers can make the separation and divorce process easier for you by giving you clear choices throughout the proceedings, with:
  • Friendly and understanding service;
  • Prompt drafting of your divorce application;
  • Ensuring your divorce is served on your ex-partner;
  • Appearing at the Family Court hearing on your behalf; and
  • Your Appointed Lawyer will call You Back Within 24 Hours.

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The process of Separation and Divorce can be complex and emotional, especially when children are involved. Ending a relationship involves big changes which may mean adjustments to your expectations and lifestyle.  The changes  may also involve moving home and/or a significant change in financial circumstances.  Our helpful and professional Lawyers can guide you through the process to give you the best outcome possible.

We have successfully represented many Divorce and Separation cases over the years and below are some frequently asked questions and answers you may find helpful.

What is a Divorce?

A divorce by definition is the end of a legal marriage.

Filing for divorce.
  • You can file for divorce if you:
    •  have been separated for at least 12 months, and;
    • there is no reasonable prospect of the relationship be repaired.

Children’s Orders and Property Orders 
  • Parenting and Property Orders can be obtained before or following a divorce.

Divorce Parenting and Children

Parenting/ Children’s Issues
  • Parenting issues and applications can be brought at any time before or after your Divorce;
    • even after many years as circumstances change.

  • Property proceedings must be commenced within 12 months of a divorce;
    • after 12 months you will require consent of both parties, or the courts permission;
  • Failure to begin this process could result in serious financial disadvantage;
  • The Date of Separation and the Date of Divorce are crucial dates in Family Law;
  • Property Proceedings should be brought promptly to protect your interest.

Divorce Property and Assets

Who Can apply for a Divorce?
  • Either party, husband or wife; you do not need your partners agreement;
  • Jointly if you both agree;
  • To apply for a divorce you must show:
    • You or your spouse are an Australian citizen or resident;
    • You are married;
    • You and your partner have been separated for a minimum of 12 months;
    • There appears to be no reasonable likelihood of the marriage being resumed.

Divorce Issues
  • Divorces are not as straight forward as many think.
  • The court requires additional information and often an appearance before a judge where:
    • Children are involved;
    • The parties have lived together after separation;
    • There have been several separations and reconciliations;
    • Any critical dates are at issue;
    • There is concern about the actual marriage, and;
    • Whether it is recognised in Australia.

Separation and Divorce Lawyers

Additional Matters

  • Separating or Divorcing has legal implications for you in other areas;
  • We discuss your individual circumstances and identify areas of concern;
  • Action is taken to ensure your situation is protected from the legal implications specific to you after your Divorce.
Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are also commonly known as "prenups".

Our experienced Family Lawyers can advise you on how best to structure your Prenuptial Agreement to protect your future rights.

Reduce the Stress of Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and complex process both for you as an individual and in going through the required legal processes. When you married, the intention was to last for life, but as things have deteriorated, you are faced with the reality of significant changes as separation continues to go ahead.

Divorce is inherently emotional and there may be a sense of loss, fear, uncertainty or confusion. These emotions make it hard to deal with the practicalities of separation, children and parenting concerns and/or financial and property matters.

People may tell you their divorce story or something they have heard, but in the legal sphere each case is individual and the stories of others, while giving you some understanding, often creates more confusion than answers.

Dandenong Family Lawyers Staff

Dandenong Family Lawyers Staff

Our Family Lawyers are available at
Dandenong, Berwick, Cranbourne, Melbourne, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Springvale

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