What is divorce?
An application for divorce is an application by a married party who wishes to end the marriage. Divorce applications can be joint or sole applications. This means that it is sufficient for only one party to the marriage to sign the divorce application – it is enough for only one party to want the marriage to end for a divorce order to be made (even if the other party wants the relationship to continue).
Divorce in Australia is “no fault”, which means that there is no need to prove a particular ground of divorce; the reason why the relationship ended is largely irrelevant.