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ELI5 divorce laws in Australia?

February 8, 2017

I ask because I've been told by some that the laws here aren't as bad as other countries eg USA. So I'm curious. Specifically:

  • Will she get half my assets if we divorce?

  • Do we have to be married for her to get half my assets? I know there's de facto but I don't know what that means :/

  • Will she also get the kids?

  • What's the child support and alimony situation?

I've googled this but I want to corroborate with information from real people.

The info I saw stated that in theory the assets and custody will be split equally. In practice the man often works a lot more and so the custody nor the money are actually split evenly. Also the man has the pay child support regardless of the woman's financial situation.

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Title ELI5 divorce laws in Australia?
Author bowie747
Upvotes 0
Comments 7
Date February 8, 2017 6:34 AM UTC (5 years ago)
Subreddit /r/askTRP
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[–]nummas1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Ok here is the easy answers. Will she get half? Yes if not more if she wants to. Do we have to be married... No, you only need to be living under the same roof for 6 months and she can go for your stuff. Defacto.... Google it. Will she get the kids.... Yes if she wants to fight for sole custody, unless she is drug fucked junky and you can prove it, she will most likely get majority custody.
Child support. If she cares for kids more than you and depending of she works you will have to give up a percentage of your income. Allot of factors need to be looked at so can not give estimate. That info is bullshit. Every case is different and hardly ever split. More often than not in the woman's favour. Be smart. Dont.

[–]bowie747[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link


[–]Kalidane1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Pay for expert advice.

If you think a couple of hours with a lawyer is expensive, wait until you see the bill for not seeing one.

[–]MisfitPL90 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

If you can, go an amicable 50/50 on finances, 50/50 on custody of kids. If your wife has the kids more, then she will get more of a percentage split in Child Support and finances ( no alimony in AUS unless wife can prove she would be hard done by based on previous living circumstances ) If you earn more than your wife, and do 50/50 custody then your child support should be minimal. Also agree to a plan for school, doctors and other expenses to be split evenly in the future

[–]satorben-2 points-1 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

This is kinda the wrong forum to ask such questions. You would most likely be just getting: 1. Run for the hills 2. Biggest mistake 3. Stop being an idiot 4. Bitches will take all your money 5. The system is screwed to F us males.

Maybe go to a different one...

[–]bowie747[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Like what?

[–]ThatKassiusGuy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Go see a lawyer.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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