Divorce

The basis of making an application for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irreversibly.

Either party to a marriage, or both parties together, can make an application for divorce once they have been separated from their spouse for a period of not less than 12 months.

In Western Australia, divorce applications are brought in the Family Court of Western Australia.  There is a filing fee payable to the Court when filing the application.  In most cases, it usually takes about three months for a divorce to be finalized from the time of filing the initial application.  You may need advice from Perth family and divorce lawyers who specialise in divorce and Binding Financial Agreements.  Read more on Binding Financial Agreements (commonly known as pre-nups) and more on Divorce Orders.

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.  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.

If the parties to the marriage have children, the Court must be satisfied that they are being properly cared for and that the arrangements made for the children are satisfactory.

Once granted by the Family Court, a Divorce Order takes effect and is therefore final, one month after the Court makes the Divorce Order.

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.  

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