We are able to assist our clients in making an application for divorce. The parties need to have been separated for at least 12 months before an application can be made. Despite popular belief, the only impact an application for divorce has on any property settlement between the parties is that you must apply for an adjustment of property pursuant to s79 of the Family Law Act 1975 within 12 months of the divorce becoming final. Property settlement, however, can be finalised anytime from the date of separation. You do not need to be divorced to do so.