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Gold Coast Divorce Lawyers.

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a Court. It is not an all encompassing application and is separate to matters such as parenting, property division and/or maintenance. Marino Law’s experienced team of Gold Coast family and divorce lawyers can help you with any aspect of your family law matter.


Marius Eden, Special Counsel is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Specialist Accreditation acknowledges an additional course of study and the achievement of a high level of practical skill and knowledge in the area of expertise.

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a Court. It is not an all encompassing application and is separate to matters such as parenting, property division and/or maintenance.

In Australia, we have a no fault divorce system. Neither party is required to prove that either party was at fault and there does not need to be an agreement between the parties to initiate divorce proceedings. An application can be made jointly or separately, with the irretrievable breakdown of marriage being the only ground required for a party to apply.

In order to confirm that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of marriage, the Court must be satisfied that the parties have been separated for no less than one (1) year, calculated from the date of separation. This can include periods of separation where the parties remained living under the same roof, although an affidavit may need to be filed providing evidence of the separation during such periods of time.

The date of separation is generally considered the date that one party considered the relationship at an end and in some way has conveyed that consideration, either directly or indirectly, to the other party.

If the parties were married for less than two (2) years, an attempt at reconciliation through counselling is generally required, unless there are circumstances preventing such counselling from being undertaken.

You do not need to be divorced to finalise the settlement of any parenting, property of maintenance matters that may arise out of your separation. This can be finalised at any time following the date of separation and up to one (1) year after the date of divorce. However, if you have children under the age of eighteen (18) years, the Court will require confirmation that proper arrangements have been made for their care.

The divorce process is designed to be relatively easy and straightforward, however, complications can arise.

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Why Choose Us

Marino Law is a leading boutique law firm centrally located in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast and regularly servicing clients in Brisbane, throughout Queensland and Australia.


Multi-award winning, highly qualified and experienced team of legal professionals.


Recognised as leaders in our specialised areas of practice of business and personal law.


Practical solutions, strategic legal advice and a track record of success.


Access premium legal services at Marino Law’s cost effective rates.

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Marino Law can handle all of your personal and business law requirements.


Easily accessed with easy parking, find Marino Law on the highway at Mermaid Beach.

Frequently asked questions

What areas of law does Marino Law assist with?

Marino Law offers legal assistance in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Divorce, De Facto & Family Law, Child Custody & Parenting Arrangements, Commercial & Business Law, Property Law & Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Estate & Succession Planning, Personal & Corporate Insolvency, Intellectual Property and Migration Law.

Can you handle all of my personal and business legal matters?

Yes. Whether you’re after legal services and advice for business or personal matters, Marino Law will work with you to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.

How experienced are your lawyers?

With more than 100 years experience in all aspects of law, the team at Marino Law is made up of senior lawyers with a variety of experience in the various areas of business and personal law.

Where is Marino Law located?

We are located on the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach. Free parking is available in the adjacent street.

Get in Touch

Contact us today on 07 5526 0157 to make an appointment with one of our Gold Coast Lawyers to discuss your Divorce Law legal matters.
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