FJS Lawyers Adelaide

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We offer a fixed, affordable fee for the preparation of divorce applications.   


To apply for a divorce in Australia, you need to satisfy the following :

  • You have been separated from your spouse for a minimum period of 12 months;
  • the marriage has irretrievably broken down; and
  • proper arrangements are in place for any children of the marriage. 

It is best to seek legal advice prior to initiating an application for divorce, as this will invoke the time limit within which you need to finalise your property settlement. 


Court Filing Fees

The current fee for filing a divorce application in the Federal Circuit Court is $845 or a reduced fee of $280 for concession card holders.  

You may still be eligible for a reduced fee if you meet certain financial hardship guidelines, even if you do not have a concession card, or if extraordinary circumstances exist which would cause financial hardship if a full fee was paid.

We offer a mobile service.  We offer a free, no-obligation initial telephone appointment to discuss your requirements and provide general advice and information about our services.

We offer appointments during business hours and also after hours and weekends to suit your requirements.

We can visit you at your home or at a hospital or residential care facility if required. 

We will meet with you to discuss your requirements and take instructions to prepare your Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and/or Advance Care Directives.  Once your documents are ready, we will arrange to meet with you again for signing and witnessing the documents.  You will retain all original documents.