How Much Does it Cost to Get a Divorce

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How much does it cost to get a divorce?

Firstly, there is a filing fee to pay the court to lodge a divorce application, which is currently $930.

Then there are the costs of preparing for the divorce if you go to a lawyer – currently, our firm charges $900 for this process.

There may also be additional fees such as: servicing the divorce application on your ex-spouse, drafting affidavits if you lived under the same roof, or drafting an application in a case if you are trying to dispense with service.

The cost to get a divorce is normally $1,920 to $2,470.

Some applicants may be eligible for a reduced filing fee if they can demonstrate financial hardship or hold certain government concession cards, such as a pensioner concession card or a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

This filing fee may be paid through the Commonwealth Courts Portal when filing the divorce application online.

The cost to get a divorce only covers what you need to do to terminate your marriage.

If you are seeking other orders, such as for parenting or finance, you will need to pay the associated filing fees when making your application.

These applications may include initiating applications, applications for consent orders, and applications for interim orders.

In some circumstances, applicants may be eligible for an exemption of these fees, again if they are a concession cardholder or able to demonstrate financial hardship.

These applications for orders are the last resort when you and your spouse cannot agree on financial or parenting arrangements.

If you and your spouse have come to an agreement and do not need to resolve any dispute in court, this will be a much cheaper route for you.

You may wish to apply for consent orders to make this agreement official, which carries its own fee.

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