Please be aware of significant increases to court fees in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, to take effect from 1 July 2015. If you are considering filing a court application, note that filing on 30 June as opposed to 1 July can avoid increases of up to hundreds of dollars.
Key fee changes to family law fees include:
- $350 increase to the full divorce fee (to $1,195) in the Federal Circuit Court to achieve parity with the Family Court, with no changes to the reduced divorce fee in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court divorce fees;
- $80 increase to fees for consent orders (to $235), $65 increase to fees for issuing subpoenas (to $120), and a new fee category for amended applications ($120); and
- a 10% increase to all fee categories not subject to a targeted increase (except for the reduced Federal Circuit Court divorce fee and Family Court divorce fees).
You can view the full list of new fees here:
Please give us a call here at Alliance Family Law on (02) 6223 2400 if you have any queries about the new court fees or if you wish us to assist you in your matter before the fee increase takes effect. We have lawyers ready, willing and able to act quickly to file your documents before the fee increase takes effect.