How Much Does A Divorce Cost In Australia

What Is The Real Cost Of A Divorce?

The answer to this question is not always easy to define. Each divorce may have different costs, determined by the way both parties feel about the settlement. If there are disputes then legal fees will increase due to hourly legal fees and possible court appearances.

Even if you were to apply for a divorce without legal help, there are costs involved to process the administration of a divorce. Below are the basic costs that need to be paid for a divorce to be official.

Application for Divorce Fee

  • At the time of writing, the Application for Divorce fee that is payable to process it through the courts is currently $845.00. There is also a reduced fee if you are eligible that is currently $280.00.
  • We provide our clients with an approximate cost of using our services and the hourly rate that applies when it is appropriate.

If you have any questions about the costs involved in a divorce you may be going through, then contact our family lawyers in Melbourne.

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