The Divorce Assistant offers affordable fees, professional service and excellent customer service. “Lawyering up” is the most expensive way to finalise your application for divorce and it’s unnecessary to be paying exorbitant fees for what is a relatively simple step in the overall process.
Divorce application $365
We’ll manage your application from start to end. All applications are managed remotely and paperwork is signed in front of your local Justice of the Peace for your ease and convenience. You are only required to attend the hearing if there are children under the age of 18 to the marriage. Please note an additional court filing fee applies ($990 or $330 for concession card holders).
Affidavits – Separation under the one roof $295
There are various reasons you may require supporting affidavits for you application. These includes when you have been living together as a separated couple. We prepare affidavits at a fraction of the cost of a lawyer and without compromising on professionalism or quality.
Service of documents by hand $195
Serving the court documents is an important step when making a sole application for divorce, and all service forms must be executed and filed as per court rules. It’s best to have a process server perform this task to ensure your matter is not compromised.
Parenting Plans $350
Parenting plans are a valuable tool for separated parents. To get started we’ll have you complete a questionnaire telling us in your own words what you want the care arrangements and other terms to look like. We’ll then develop this information into a formal parenting plan that’s easy to understand and concise.
Postal Service of documents $65
There are times when it’s possible to serve an application for divorce by post. You’d be surprised how accomodating the other party will be if they have a heads up and don’t have to incur the expense of finalising the divorce themselves. We’ll organise postal service and prepare and file the required forms.
Application in a proceeding – Substituted service $295
Sometimes when you make a divorce application, you may have taken genuine steps to locate you spouse to have them served the paperwork, but without any luck. This will require an additional application to be filed with the court requesting the usual rules of service be set aside and seek to have the divorce granted in the absence of the other party.
Family violence protection advice and support – Free service
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, there are things you can do to try and stay safe. If the matter is urgent, always call 000 for police assistance. If you are planning to stay or exit a relationship you should consider a safety plan. If you need extra protection, then you can apply for a family violence protection order at your local Magistrates Court. Contact us for free advise and assistance.