How much does a divorce cost?

Do I need to pay for a divorce?

Even if you prepare your divorce application yourself, there is still an application fee you have to pay to the Family Court of Australia. In 2017, this fee is currently $865. The fee goes up every year.

 

You can apply for a fee exemption if you are experiencing financial difficulty. The Family Court may accept your application if you can demonstrate that you are suffering from financial hardship. The reduced fee is $290.

 

You will not be able to lodge your divorce application without paying the application fee. The application fee must be paid at the beginning of the divorce process.

Do I need to pay a lawyer for my divorce?

You are able to complete this application yourself, however, due to the number of steps, we recommend that you engage a lawyer to do it on your behalf.

 

If you engage a lawyer to do your divorce they will charge you a fee for processing the paperwork. You should always make sure that the law firm doing your divorce quotes you or offers you a fixed fee before you agree on anything.

 

Be aware that making a mistake in your divorce application will mean extensive delays in the whole process.

Divorce
How To Get A Divorce?
Application for Divorce
How much does a divorce cost?
How Long Will It Take For My Divorce To Be Finalised?
Do I Have To Attend Court To Get A Divorce?
What is a Divorce Hearing?
How to get a divorce in Australia if married overseas?
Divorce Counselling
Should I Change my Will After a Divorce?
Child Custody
What are the best interests of the child?
Where Will My Children Live?
What is equal shared parental responsibility in Australia?
Sole Parental Responsibility
Visitation Rights
Changing A Child Custody Agreement
Child Relocation After Divorce
How To Prevent My Child Going Overseas?
What is Supervised Contact?
Child Passport After Divorce
Property Settlement
How Much Will I get?
Will I Receive 50% of Everything?
Coming To An Agreement Outside Of Court
Do I Pay Stamp Duty To Transfer My Property After A Divorce?
Financial Agreements
What is a Prenup?
What Can I Put In A Prenup?
Is It Too Late For A Prenup?
What Are The Pros and Cons of Financial Agreements?
What Financial Agreements Are There?
How Do I Make Sure My Agreement Is Binding?
How Can I Get A Prenup Set Aside?
Consent Orders
Why do I need Family Court Consent Orders?
Application for Consent Orders
Breach of Consent Orders
Child Support
What is Child Support?
Apply for Child Support
Child Support Calculation
Changing Child Support
Family Mediation
5 Tips to Help Prepare for Family Mediation
What is a s60i Certificate?
Going to Court
Starting An Application
Filing A Response
Separation
Can You Be Separated And Live In The Same House?
Domestic Violence
ADVO – Apprehended Domestic Violence Order
Remove My ADVO
What Is Child Abuse?
Father's Rights After Separation
Formalise Your Agreement
Tip's For Fathers
De Facto Relationships
Definition of De Facto Relationship
Rights in a de facto relationship
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