You need to be separated from your spouse for 12 months before you can apply for a divorce. You can apply for a divorce in Australia if either you or your spouse:
- regard Australia as your home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely, or
- are an Australian citizen by birth, descent or by grant of Australian citizenship, or
- ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing for divorce.
You need to satisfy the Court that you and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, and there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life. It is possible to live together in the same home and still be separated.
We are able to offer for your Divorce and our fixed fee costs are as follows:
Application for Divorce (no children) $400.00 plus outlays
Application for Divorce (with children) $550.00 plus outlays
Should you still be living under the same roof, or one party be overseas, please note further fees may apply for Affidavit preparation. Simply contact us for a free chat and we will be able to give you an estimate of fees.