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Eligibility for Divorce

To be eligible for a divorce, you need to meet the following; 

  • You and your ex-partner separated 12 months ago and continue to live apart or separately; and 

  • There are no prospects of reconciliation


Our family lawyers will help you file a divorce application and assist you throughout the process.

What Do You Need to File for Divorce

To make a divorce application, you need to provide:

  • Your marriage certificate;

  • Funds for your application fee;

  • If you are a sole filer, you must provide an “Affidavit of Service”as well as an “Acknowledgement of Service” to prove that the respondent was personally served with a divorce notice.

  • English translation of marriage certificate (if the marriage certificate is in any other language)

Can I Apply for a Reduced Filing Fee?

Yes, you can apply for a reduced filing fee if:

  • You hold a pensioner concession card, Centrelink healthcare card, commonwealth seniors health card 

How Our Lawyers Can Assist You

We will help you:

  • Ensure all your documents are in order and you meet application requirements

  • Serving your divorce application to the other party

  • Understanding the process and appearing at your hearing (if there are children under the age of 18)

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