Divorce Orders in the Perth Family Courts

In order to make an application to the Court for a divorce order, you have to apply online or fill out the application form to file at the Family Court of Western Australia at 150 Terrace Road, Perth, WA, 6000. The application costs $865.  You should take advice from a Perth or Fremantle divorce lawyer experienced in handling Binding Financial Agreements.

For more information on Binding Financial Agreements please read here.

For business owners, Divorce can have serious financial consequences.  At Aherns Lawyers, we can advise you on the best way to help you protect your business.  We can work with you to develop a strategy that helps you retain control of your business and also ensures that your business interests are protected.

We offer fixed fees for Binding Financial Agreements (otherwise known as a pre-nup).  Our fixed fees include advice and certificate for preparation of Binding Financial Agreement are from $2,400.00 exc GST.  Our fees for reviewing a Binding Financial Agreement already prepared are from $1,500.00 exc GST.

Our rates and fixed prices are lower than the prices charged by many Perth Commercial law firms because we own our offices so we don't pay the exorbitant St George's Tce rent that many commercial law firms do.  

The Court does not consider why the marriage has ended but rather they have to decide whether the marriage has broken down irretrievable. According to section 48 of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”), a divorce order cannot be made if the Court is satisfied that there is a reasonable likeliness of cohabitation being resumed.

However, the granting of a divorce does not determine issues of financial support – it only recognizes that the marriage has ended.

This is why it is important that if the parties can agree on how the property is divided, they either enter into a binding financial agreement or sign consent orders.