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Filing for a divorce

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. 

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