Practice Areas

Family Law De Facto Law

Divorce

Divorce only applies to married people. It is the legal process of the termination of a marriage. To obtain a divorce you must prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down and that you have been separated for a continuous period of more than 12 months. Separation can occur without either party leaving the matrimonial home and we can assist you in explaining how this works. Different rules apply where the parties have been married for less than two years.

The Process involves the completion of an application for divorce, preparation of some evidence in the form of an Affidavit and filing this with the Court. As at 1 July 2009 the Federal Magistrates Court Filing fee was $432.

The estimate of our fees (inclusive of the filing fee and GST) is $2,750.


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