If you and the other party agree you can apply together for your divorce. This is known as a Joint Application.
When making a Joint Application, both parties must sign the application (you do not need sign the application together at the same time or even on the same day). Parties who make a Joint Application are not required to attend at the Court hearing, although either or both parties may choose to do so.
If you and the other party don’t agree, or you simply want to make your own application without the other party, you can lodge a Sole Application for divorce. The other party is not required to sign the application, however you will need to serve them with a copy.
If you lodge a Sole Application with children under the age of 18, you are required to attend at the Court hearing. If you lodge a Sole Application without children under the age of 18 you are not required to attend at the Court hearing, although you can choose to attend if you wish.