Practice Areas

Family Law De Facto Law


A party to a marriage is liable to maintain the other to the extent that the party is reasonably able to do so, if and only if, the other party is unable to support himself or herself adequately.

The Process involves the completion of an initiating application, preparation of some evidence (sometimes in the form of an Affidavit) and filing this with the Court. The Family Court deals with more complex matters and the Federal Magistrates Court with less complex matters. As at 1 July 2009 the Federal Magistrates Court and Family court Filing fee was $155.

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

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