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Step-by-step guide to an application for divorce - On-demand

Course ID ID22014_FAM1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Foundation

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase

In Australia, an application for a divorce order must establish five matters to the satisfaction of the court. They are:

  • The court has jurisdiction;
  • Proper service was effected;
  • There is a legal marriage between the parties;
  • The marriage has broken down irretrievably; and
  • Where there are children of the marriage who are under 18 years of age, the current arrangements for their care, welfare and development and the proposed future arrangements are proper.

This course will give you an overview of the process of an application for divorce. It is designed to take 3 hours, working at a standard pace. The course is divided into 6 modules where you will explore:

  • Module 1: Getting started
  • Module 2: Taking instructions
  • Module 3: Checking jurisdiction and commencing proceedings
  • Module 4: Preparing an application for divorce
  • Module 5: Filing and serving the application for divorce and other documents
  • Module 6: Attending the hearing and receiving the divorce order

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 3 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30

Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.



The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills