A quick, easy and affordable process, that saves you money on legal fees.

Our experts will manage your divorce application from start to end, at a fraction of the cost of a lawyer. It’s easy to get started and we’ll have your paperwork ready within 3 business days.

Why Us?


The Divorce Assistant has been established to support those who are ready to make an application for divorce, but aren’t sure where to start. We remove the stress of you having to navigate your own way through a confusing legal system, or unnecessarily paying expensive legal fees. Our service is provided remotely for ease and convenience and you’ll have our full support along the way.


Divorce Applications $365

We provide our divorce service Australia wide and have your paperwork complete and ready for you to sign within a few business days. We’ll manage the entire process from start to end. Please note the court charge an additional filing fee of $990. This fee is reduced to $330 for concession card holders. If you and your former spouse have lived as a separated couple under the one roof for any period within 12 months before making the application for divorce, we will also prepare the required affidavits for a fixed fee of $295.

Get divorced in 4 simple steps

1. Divorce questionnaire

Complete an online questionnaire and email a copy of your marriage certificate to info@thedivorceassistant.com.au Your application will be ready in 2-3 business days and we’ll post it to you, along with instructions for signing the document.

2. Sign

Sign your application form in front of your local Justice of the peace. We’ll help you find one.

3. Filed in Court

Your application is filed in court and we’ll notify you of the hearing date and time. Your attendance is not required at the hearing unless there are children to the marriage under the age of 18. Attendance occurs by phone and only takes a few minutes.

4. Serve documents

If you’re making a sole application, the court requires that the other party be served a copy of the paperwork. You have the option of organising this step yourself, or we can organise service and file all required forms for an additional fee.

FAQs


You can apply for divorce in Australia if you have been separated for 12 months and either; regard Australia as your home and intend to live here indefinitely, or are an Australian citizen or ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months before filing for divorce. You need to satisfy the court that there is no chance of reconciliation and provide a copy of your marriage certificate. If you were married overseas and your foreign marriage is recognised in Australia, you can apply for divorce here. You must provide a copy of the marriage certificate and if it not in English, you must file a translation of the certificate, together with an ‘affidavit translation of marriage certificate’ from a certified NATI translator.
A joint application is when you make the application for divorce together with your spouse and you both sign the form and have it filed in court. Attendance is not required at the hearing and the divorce is finalised a little quicker. It does require cooperation. If both applicants hold a concession card, they are entitled to reduced court fees. A sole application is made by one party and does not require the permission of the other. The form only needs to be signed by the applicant, however once filed in court, a copy of the paperwork must be served on the other party. If there are children to the marriage under the age of 18, the applicant is required to phone into the hearing. If the applicant holds a concession card, they are entitled to reduced court fees.
You are still able to apply for divorce if you have lived or are still living under the one roof with your spouse, so long as you have been separated for at least 12 months. If this has occurred at any point within the 12 month period before filing the application for divorce, supporting affidavits are required to be filed in court outlining the arrangements. An affidavit is a written sworn statement that is filed as evidence. The Divorce Assistant prepares these specific affidavits.
The granting of a divorce does not decide issues about finances, property and maintenance or parenting arrangements for your children. These are treated as separate matters. The divorce application finalises the end of the marriage. Please note that financial/property court proceedings arising from the breakdown of a marriage must be started within 12 months of a divorce order taking effect.

What our clients are saying

Fantastic service and so helpful. I would highly recommend this service to everyone who needs to file for divorce. Belinda made me feel at ease with everything.

James

Belinda was super efficient and made one step of a painful transition as painless as possible. Highly recommend her service.

Caitlin

A huge thank you to Belinda for a seamless divorce process. Very professional, friendly and communication was second to none.

Jana

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