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divorce application

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
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Michelle McDermott

Divorce Applications in Australia are filed with the Federal Circuit Court (Federal Magistrates Court) and heard at first instance by a Registrar of that Court.

The Registrar has the power to grant a divorce if the requirements of the Family Law Act in relation to divorce have been met. Those requirements are:

  1. That the Court has jurisdiction to make the Order;
  2. That the other party to the Application for Divorce has been served with a copy of the Application for Divorce and been given sufficient notice of the Divorce Hearing;
  3. That the Court is satisfied that the parties were married;
  4. That the parties have had irretrievable breakdown of their relationship by being separated for more than 12 months;
  5. That there are adequate arrangements in place for any children of the relationship.

This information is set out in the Application for Divorce. It must be completed by the Applicant and sworn that it is true and correct. The Application must then be filed with the Federal Circuit Court (Federal Magistrates Court), along with the filing fee of $845 (exemptions are available). The Court will then allocate a date for the Application to be heard.

Armstrong Legal handles most Applications for Divorce on a fixed fee basis so that you can be certain of the cost of the Divorce Application and your legal representation.

If you would like any further information in relation to Divorce Applications please contact us and speak to one of our solicitors, or alternatively, send us an email by clicking the appropriate button on the right hand side at the top or bottom of this page.

where to next?

Taking the next step and contacting a family lawyer can be scary. Our lawyers will make you feel comfortable so you can talk about your situation. But first, ask yourself, Do I really need a lawyer?

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

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