At Thomson Family Lawyers our divorce lawyers’ are experts in the legal separation process, and can provide advice in respect of making or responding to applications for divorce. We specialise in assisting separating couples to navigate and resolve the problems that often arise during this difficult time.
Our Divorce Lawyers
Meet the Lawyers & Solicitors specialising in divorce here at Thomson Family Lawyers: Serina Thomson, Danielle Battista, Gloria Ong & Gillian Hodge.
Contact us for a consultation on your matter relating to divorce or separation. Serina, Madeleine & the team are here to help!
Affordable Legal Representation
We understand that the divorce process can be extremely costly. Here at Thomson Family Lawyers, we pride ourselves on being amongst the most affordable divorce lawyers in Perth, with reasonable fees and the promise to help you save money where and when we can.
Please be aware that a divorce or court ordered separation does not resolve any parenting or financial matters. All property settlement, division of finances, child support agreements and other related matters require a separate application, which your Thomson Family divorce lawyer can also assist with.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Divorce?
To obtain a divorce in the state of Western Australia you need to obtain a divorce order from The Family Court of Western Australia.
The Family Court of Western Australia charge a filing fee for an Application for Divorce. As at 1 July 2019, the fee is $910 and, in limited circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee reduction.
The Applicant will meet the costs associated with the Application for Divorce. However, for jointly filed applications, the parties may agree that the costs will be shared.
What is Involved in Getting a Divorce?
To obtain an Order for Divorce, the parties must be separated for at least 12 months. Often, parties may dispute the date on which separation occurred and this can result in the Family Court declining to grant your Divorce Order, if certain criteria are not met. It is important that you seek legal advice from a Divorce Lawyer when seeking to apply for a Divorce.
What our Clients are saying:
“Serina and her team were amazing. I cried when the magistrate passed judgment because I didn’t think it was even possible to rule in my favour. But Serina did and she made it happen. My parenting and financial matters are now fully resolved and I am so incredibly happy with the result. Thank you Serina” – Stu Bacca
How to Choose a Good Divorce Lawyer
- Obtain Legal Advice as soon as possible
Separation can be a difficult and emotional time. However, there are time limitations that apply for financial settlement matters and these are directly related to Divorce matters. Therefore, if you are separated and are seeking to obtain a Divorce Order, be sure to obtain legal advice as soon as possible, so you know your rights and options. There are also matters that arise following a Divorce and you may need to consider issues such as your Will, after a Divorce Order is made. Our Divorce Lawyers at Thomson Family Lawyers are here to help.
- Seek Legal Advice from a Lawyer who practices exclusively in Family Law
Divorce matters can sometimes be complex and it is essential that you receive advice from a lawyer who specialises in Family Law and practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. At Thomson Family Lawyers, all our lawyers practice exclusively in Family Law and have a wealth of experience working in the Family Court with Divorce cases.
If you have separated, or are considering separation or divorce, then our de facto separation and divorce lawyers can help. We’ve helped hundreds of Perth couples separate harmoniously and always treat each case with individuality, as no two divorce cases are ever the same.
There are many reasons for divorce. Sadly marriages end and separation is necessary. In the event your marriage has ended and it’s been 12 months since the separation, you can apply for divorce. Applications for divorce can be made in one of two ways.
- If the separation is amicable, a joint application made by both parties can be submitted.
- However, this is not always the case and in situations where one party refuses to cooperate, one person may file for divorce and the papers will then be served to the other party.
Divorce vs. Separation
When parties to a marriage separate, there are many aspects of the separation that require attention and must be proven to the court before a divorce is granted. These may include living arrangements, care plans for any children of the marriage (under 18 years) and evidence of the separation period. Often, especially in cases where the separation is not amicable, proving these factors to the court can be difficult. Our divorce lawyers specialise in helping Perth couples meet the legal requirements to divorce and prepare all the necessary documents for the hearing.
Thomson Family divorce lawyers’ understand that this is a highly emotional and often frustrating stage in your life – which is why we strive to provide calm, objective legal advice, and always aim to resolve your divorce matters in the fastest, stress-free manner as possible.
Contact us to speak to one of our divorce or de facto separation lawyers, on (08) 6444 9911.