Divorce

Married and been separated for more than 12 months?

You can apply for divorce jointly.

Applying for divorce is fairly simple and easy to do. If you and your partner agree to apply together, this is less paperwork and expense involved.
If you’ve lived separated under the one roof in the 12 months before you apply for divorce, then you’ll need to prepare an affidavit each giving evidence about the change in your marriage.
(If you and your spouse don’t agree to apply for a joint divorce, then you can make a sole application).

DIY

How it works

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  • Select the paperwork you want to prepare
  • Answer the questions asked
  • After payment, you’ll immediately receive your draft paperwork — then all you need to do is take steps to make it official

Benefits

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  • Complete at your own pace and from the convenience of your own home day or night
  • Reduce or eliminate lawyer involvement
  • Simple and easy to understand
  • Complete with your partner
  • Affordable pricing
  • Practical, relevant information and how-to guides on what to do with your paperwork (draft)

Who this service will suit

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The joint divorce application DIY service isn’t for everyone, so please bear in mind the following requirements:

  1. You and your partner want to apply jointly for divorce.
  2. You have basic computer literacy
  3. You read questions and information carefully
  4. You exercise appropriate judgement
  5. You take initiative to ask questions if needed and seek out advice (as applicable)
  6. You’ve lived in the ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, NT, TAS, or QLD for at least one third of your relationship (this service isn’t designed for WA resident couples)

Getting started

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To get started, have:

  • Your credit card handy to make payment
  • A copy of your marriage certificate
  • A copy of your and your spouse’s Citizenship Certificates (as applicable)
  • An understanding about arrangements for your child or child under the age of 18 years who was treated as a member of your family

Or, let us do it for you. 

For a fixed price of $450 including GST, we’ll prepare your joint application for divorce. Get started.

Other costs

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  • The court’s filing fee is $900. From 1 July 2019, this will increase to $1,290.
  • If you and your spouse both hold concession cards then you may be entitled to a reduced filing fee of $300.
  • If you believe that you will suffer financial hardship in paying the divorce filing fee, you can apply for an exemption. Click here for more information.