Each year 50,000 Australians will face divorce and most of them will pay a lawyer thousands of dollars along the way. A bit like death and taxes, it is well known that divorce and all the issues that go along with it can be stressful and costly.
This leads people to look for straightforward and low-cost alternatives to the old-fashioned option of hiring a lawyer or fighting expensive legal battles in Court.
With the power of the internet at our fingertips, more and more people are choosing to use online divorce and settlement services such as eDivorce Australia to finalise their divorce.
For those who need to divide assets, it is now also possible to also have property settlement agreements prepared online at a fraction of the cost of traditional legal firms.
How It Works
The first thing you need to do is make sure you are eligible to apply for divorce. To work out if you qualify is simple:
- You must be separated for at least 12 months (FYI it is possible to be living in the same home and still be separated)
- There is no reasonable likelihood you will resume your marriage
- At least one of the two parties are Australian or live in Australia as their home
If you answer yes to these questions, congratulations – you are now ready to apply for divorce.
The next thing you need to do is to prepare your divorce papers.
Divorce papers must be prepared carefully to ensure they will be accepted by the Court. Online divorce services allow you to complete this important step online at an affordable price, without the need to hire a lawyer. Here are the steps to get your divorce started online:
- Step 1: Select a Divorce Kit and complete our online form
- Step 2: Download your completed documents and step-by-step Divorce eGuide (included in your Kit)
- Step 3: Sign and lodge with the Court
One of the things people find most useful about using our online divorce service is the unlimited support and guidance from our Support Team.
Having ongoing support through the process means people can ask as many questions as they have along the way. Unlimited access to our Support Team and step-by-step Divorce Guide (written by family lawyers) means you always have the right information and support available.
Completing the Online Divorce Form
Our online forms have been designed to make the process as simple and user friendly as possible. Most of our customers find it takes around 15 – 25 minutes to complete the form.
After submitting your information, we will provide you with a completed Application for Divorce form and step-by-step instructions to sign the papers and lodge with the Court.
We offer fast same-day service at no extra cost, which means you will receive your completed documents soon after submitting them (usually within one hour). We also ensure our documents are fully editable which means you can make unlimited free revisions if you happen to make a mistake anywhere in the form.
Help and Support
Do you have questions about how to get started or about divorce in general?
All our online Divorce Kits include unlimited ongoing support and guidance from our Support Team. As an added bonus, all Kits include a free copy of our step-by-step Family Law Divorce eGuide (normally $29).
We deliver fast turnaround time, with all support questions usually answered within 24 hours, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Having access to ongoing support provides peace of mind through the divorce process.
At eDivorce we respect your privacy and will never share your information with anyone, period. All information and data is held on secure servers, and we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and web safety of our customers and website visitors. We adhere strictly to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
We hope you have found today’s blog helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with us here.
The eDivorce Team