The Australian Legal Practice

Can you refuse a divorce in Australia?

Home / Can you refuse a divorce in Australia?

Can you refuse a divorce in Australia?

Yes, you can refuse a divorce in Australia, but like most processes, there are limitations. 

If you seek to refuse a divorce, you must file and serve you partner with a Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia form titled Response to Divorce. You will then have to attend a divorce hearing. 

There are two grounds for refusing a divorce. You must be able to prove:

  1. You and your partner have not been separated for the prescribed 12 months.
  2. The Court does not have jurisdiction to grant the divorce.

For more information or to see if any of these grounds apply to you, contact our office on (02) 8084 9929 to meet with a skilled family lawyer.

If your matter is urgent, call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation.

Family Law Locations


Make a booking to arrange a free consult today.

    Call A Lawyer NOw

    AVAILABLE 24/7