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Divorce Lawyers

Our family lawyers have been helping families for over 20 years. They understand this is probably a highly emotional and stressful time for you and your family.  We promise to guide, inform and help you and your family through this difficult chapter of your life.

 

How much do divorce lawyers cost?

Use our online calculator to estimate the cost of a divorce lawyer.

Cost of a Divorce Lawyer

How our divorce lawyers can help

Property Settlement

A property settlement, also known as a financial separation is the formal legal separation of the financial assets of a couple.

Online Divorce

Easy, Online Divorce Questionnaire and GuideComplete this online questionnaire in the comfort of your own home prior to meeting our lawyers

Parenting (Child Custody)

When two parents separate, it can dramatically impact a child’s life and the best interests of the child are considered in child custody.

Mediation

Mediation is compulsory in family law matters and often required in property settlement matters.

Financial Agreements

Binding financial agreements are complex family law documents that essentially override the Family Law Act.

Divorce Applications

Divorce applications can be made 12 months after separation. They can be made by one party or jointly.

Court Representation

You don’t necessarily need a divorce lawyer at each court event, however, in most cases, it is a good idea.

Agreement

Consent Orders

To formalise parenting or financial arrangments parties will usually enter into a consent order.

Child Protection

Child Recovery Order

Child recovery orders can be made by the Family Law Court whether or not existing court orders are in place regarding custody.

Prenuptial Agreements

There are many pros and cons of prenuptial agreements, and they can be costly if not done right.

Paternity (DNA) Testing

Failure to obtain a DNA test can result in someone paying child support when they are not the biological father of the child.

De Facto Relationships

When determining property division, the same principles that are applied to marriages are also applied to de facto relationships.

We can help you through your divorce.

Forge Legal’s divorce lawyers are specialists in all areas of family law and can assist you with all legal matters in your divorce/separation.

Frequently asked questions

In order to file for a divorce, you must prove that you and your ex-partner have been separated for 12 months and one day.
You can apply for a divorce by filling in an online form. It is helpful to seek legal advice during this step to ensure you have filled out the form correctly. Once you have completed the form, you must swear or affirm the form in front of a lawyer or Justice of the Peace. This means that you have attested the validity of the form. You must then file your application to the Family Law Registry.
It will take at least four months to obtain a divorce certificate, however if you are encountering problems with your ex-partner, the process may take longer. Seeking legal aid can help the process flow more smoothly and quickly. You should not plan to remarry until you have received your divorce certificate.
If you have children under the age of 18, the court may postpone the divorce until arrangements can be made for the children. The details of these arrangements must be explained to the court before the divorce can proceed.

Easy, online forms

Complete these online forms prior to meeting our lawyers to cut your time and cost in half!

Online Divorce

Our Family Lawyers

Hayley Kennedy Family Lawyer

Hayley Kennedy

Hayley delivers expert legal advice across all areas of Family Law and Wills and Estates, also providing advice in many areas of Property Law, Civil Disputes and Criminal Law.

Tracey McMillan Family Lawyer

Tracey McMillan

Tracey is direct and strategic but compassionate. Tracey goes the extra mile and genuinely takes each of her matters to heart, treating them as if she were representing her own family.

Chris Colwill

Chris has helped clients achieve social justice for over 25 years. Chris was admitted as a solicitor in November 1994 and predominantly practices in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Sport Law, Wills and Estate Law.

Trusted by thousands of clients

Amazing lawyers – such wonderful people, couldn’t have felt more at home if I’d tried. Every one of you that I have met are just truly incredible. I am so happy I chose Forge Legal you were amazing, and didn’t miss a beat.

Jennifer Randell

In my darkest times Forge’s family first approach made me feel comforted and safe.

Joanne Jones

A legal firm that supported and treated me like a human. After entering the Family Court system Forge Legal made me feel like everything was going to be all right.

Stephen Pastor

Highly recommend! I recently had an excellent experience with Forge Legal. Their professionalism and expertise sets them apart from the rest. They really went above and beyond to deliver a prompt and seamless experience during a difficult time.

Tess Carlisle

Very impressed with the whole team effort and care in supporting my case. The expertise and consultation was far better than I’ve ever experienced before. Most grateful!

Cherelle Swann

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