Divorce is the termination of a marriage between two persons that were lawfully married. The actual application for divorce assuming any child custody matters and property settlement have been worked out between the parties is fairly simple. Typically, a client can with the proper legal advice represent themselves in the application for divorce if they choose. Of course it is critical to obtain the appropriate legal advice before proceedings with any application.
An order or application for divorce is based around the sole grounds that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that the parties have been separated for a continuous period of not less than 12 months before the filing the application.
The Family Law Court Website has a lot of useful information and helpful guides.