✓ Application for Divorce kit
✓ Service of Divorce kit
✓ Application to reduce divorce fee
✓ Family Law Affidavit template
✓ Wording for separation under one roof
✓ Step-by-step instructions
✓ Letter serving Divorce template
✓ Type or complete by hand
✓ Easy to complete
Version 2, Last updated July 2018
What's in the kit?
Many Lawyers can charge thousands of dollars to represent you in a simple Divorce. The DIY Divorce kit will help you complete your own Divorce and save in legal fees. The kit contains everything you need to apply for a simple Divorce in Australia, whether you are applying on your own, or together with your spouse. The forms are easy to complete, fillable PDF's, which can be printed and completed by hand or typed.
Application for Divorce kit - Fillable PDF - easy to complete fields with instructions
Everything you need to apply to the court for a divorce, whether applying on your own or together.
Service of Divorce kit - Fillable PDF - easy to complete fields with instructions
Everything you need to serve your spouse with a divorce application.
Application to reduce filing fee & Affidavit - Word template - easy to complete
Everything you need to apply for a reduction of the court filing fee. Affidavit for separation under one roof, including form and example wording.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Download the forms;
- Save to your computer;
- Complete the forms following the instructions;
- Submit the forms and pay the fee ($865 or $290 as at July 2016).
Common Questions about Divorce
How do I apply for Divorce?
To apply for a Divorce, the appropriate forms need to be filled out and an application made to the Court. All applications for Divorce must now be made in the Federal Circuit Court. To 'file' your Divorce Application, means to submit to the Court. This can be done by post, in person or online.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible to apply for a Divorce in Australia you must:
- Be an Australian citizen;
- Regard Australia as your home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely; OR
- Ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing for Divorce;
- Be separated for at least 12 months
- Be married for more than 2 years
How much does it cost?
There is a fee to file for Divorce. The current fee is $865, however, the fee can be reduced to $290 in cases of financial hardship. The kit includes the separate application form to apply for a reduction of the fee.
Who applies for a Divorce?
There are 2 different ways to apply for a divorce. Either by a:
- Sole application - if you are applying by yourself; or
- Joint application - if you are applying together with your spouse.
If you make the application solely, you must ‘serve’ the application on your spouse, after it has been lodged with the Court. ‘Serve’ means ensuring that the other party has received the application and is aware of it.