Divorce When Your Partner Has a History of Violence

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Australia offers a no-fault divorce, and in many cases, the division of assets, any financial maintenance and child custody arrangements are determined via mediation, which is then submitted to the courts before being formalised. The process is not quite so smooth when domestic violence is an issue, and when this violence has been inflicted upon you, you might not necessarily agree with the no-fault classification. How should you proceed with divorce when your partner has a history of violence?

15 July 2020