How to file:
When filing for divorce, you can make a sole application (by yourself) or a joint application (together with your spouse). If you file a sole application, you must serve the application on the other party.
Married for less than 2 years:
If you have been married for less than two years, you are required to file a counselling certificate that is obtained through attending counselling with your spouse. If you are not able to attend counselling, you must file an affidavit to the Court.
How much does it cost?
There is a filing fee associated with applying for divorce. The current fee is $940 however is subject to change. You can check the updated Filing Fees HERE.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Your lawyer will explain your rights and responsibilities before applying for a divorce and can explain how the law applies to your particular circumstances. The process is much more stress free when your lawyer is preparing your application and organising service of documents.
Did you know there are approximately 2 divorces per 1000 people in Australia?
Unfortunately, lock down has been difficult for us all, but for people living in an unhappy marriage, the time at home during lock down is unbearable.
We always hear the stories of the "nightmare divorce", but many couples can manage a civilized separation with the right lawyer.
To apply for divorce, you must show the court that your marriage has 'irretrievably broken down'. This is shown by being separated for 12 months or more and there being no likelihood that the marriage will resume.
Our years of experience allow us to manage your expectations to achieve a fair outcome without the high costs. Where possible, we set a fixed fee at each stage of the process to assist you with your financial expectations.
Call us on (03) 90 868 666 to discuss your separation and how to navigate a new path.