Affidavits

An Affidavit is a sworn written statement that is filed with the court as evidence. It provides a detailed account of facts and events and support the orders you are seeking, or is filed in response to an application that you are party to. The Divorce Assistant only prepares affidavits relating to family law matters that are in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Separated under one roof

We commonly prepare affidavits to support divorce applications where the parties have lived under the one roof as a separated couple during the 12 months leading up to making the application. We’ll gather the information we need via a phone appointment and then prepare the affidavit on your behalf. Our fee is $275 for two affidavits of this nature.

Substituted Service

It is not uncommon for spouses to lose communication or even ghost one another post separation. However, this can prove difficult when it comes time to make an application for divorce. The court requires that the applicant do all things possible to locate their former spouse and notify them of the pending divorce application. However, if this is not possible, then an application requesting substituted service must be filed with the court, including a supporting affidavit. Our fee is $275 for this type of application and affidavit.

Parenting and Property Matters

Affidavits relating to court applications seeking property or parenting orders are quite complex and need to be prepared carefully to ensure they abide by the court rules and the family law act. If you are a self-represented litigant or simply want to save on your lawyers fees, then get in touch with us. We would be happy to work collaboratively with your lawyer, so you get the best outcome. Our hourly rate for affidavit drafting is $95.

Needing an Affidavit?

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