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Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate in our Family team has provided an update regarding Same-sex Divorce Applications.


Last week, the Family Court of WA issued a Practice Direction (No. 4 of 2020), to be effective from 24 November 2020. Amongst these changes were the Form 3 Divorce Application, which has now been amended to delete the words “Husband” and Wife” and insert “Party 1” and “Party 2”, making allowance for same-sex marriages.

In addition, Divorce Applications for same-sex marriages can now be eLodged via the Commonwealth Courts Portal, can now be eLodged via the Commonwealth Courts Portal and must be eLodged, if lodged by a solicitor.

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law Team can assist you

For over 100 years HHG Legal Group has been proudly serving Western Australian families, business and individuals. Our Family team is one of the most highly regarded in the state, and are on hand to provide advice and assistance with:

Our lawyers are committed to delivering pragmatic advice and insight, in order to gain the best outcome for you and your family, so contact us via email or call us on 1800 609 945 to make an appointment.


*This is general information only, and does not constitute specific legal advice. Please consult one of our experienced Legal Team for specific advice relevant to your situation.