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. So, how much does a divorce cost?
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. If you are wondering what will a family lawyer cost you, make sure to check our latest blog.
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. This government filling fee is mandatory, although 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. Filing fees may vary depending on your situation.
You can also check our blog about how is spousal maintenance calculated in Australia for more information.
If you have any questions about the costs involved in a divorce you may be going through, then contact our family lawyers in Melbourne.
Rowan Skinner is a highly skilled family lawyer with over 35 years of experience across various legal roles and jurisdictions. Rowan specialises in resolving family law disputes such as divorce, financial settlements, child custody and domestic violence cases. Through his diverse and extensive experience, Rowan has a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in family law. Rowan is a skilled negotiator and litigator who follows a compassionate and client-focused approach which prioritises helping you navigate what can be an emotional and challenging time.