Family Dispute Resolution

This process of dispute resolution is a way that both people involved in conflict can, with assistance, communicate to each other about what’s important to them and attempt to decide how they can both move forward with their dispute. This process has been made a compulsory first step for people who wish to proceed to court to resolve their dispute in...

Parenting Plans

Working out exactly what is going to happen to the children is probably the most emotionally charged activity of any separation. While the process will undoubtedly be stressful and sometimes painful, as long as both parents can agree on how they want to care for their children following the separation, it is not necessary to go to Court for it to be approved. In...

Legal Aid – Do I Qualify?

Divorce isn’t easy. Aside from the emotional distress it may cause, it can be easy to get lost in all the paperwork. If you can’t afford a lawyer or can’t do the paperwork by yourself, you may be able to get legal aid. Legal aid services and lawyers are available across the country, and there may be a legal aid office near you. Legal aid is most beneficial...

How to Deal with Separation

Australian courts require that prior to applying for divorce a couple must be legally separated for at least 12 months. This period of separation can be very difficult for all parties involved, both the partners and any children. The decision to separate alone can cause significant distress to all parties involved. Family Courts of Australia recognize this time...

How much is the cost of Divorce in Australia?

How much will your divorce cost? How long is a piece of string? Don’t you hate it when people answer a question with a question? There are essentially two components to the overall divorce cost.  The first component I can answer very easily – How much does a divorce cost?  $550.  Add another $250-$500 if you get a solicitor to fill in the forms for you. ...