An application for divorce, more commonly called divorce papers or a divorce application, are papers of the Federal Magistrates Court in the first instances and the Family Court. They differ slightly between the West Australian jurisdiction, and other Federal Courts (a hangover from federation, would you believe!). To start an application for divorce you can go to your Federal Magistrates Court (Family Court) website and do it online, or go into the Court and obtain a pack. The staff are most helpful. You will find references to 'sealed' court documents, this does not mean they are sealed in an envelope, it refers to the stamp, or seal, of the court that is put on the documents when they are processed, before service. We can serve your documents both locally, across the state, across the nation and overseas (with certain restrictions). A half A4 photograph of the person to be served is appreciated, if you haven't got one this is also OK. When commencing your divorce action (after 12 months separation, or earlier by application) please be mindful that it takes time to arrange service of documents. Divorce application papers should be served at least 28 days (We work on 30, people can calculate that more easily) before the court date, so allow few months when making your application. You must allow time for you to mail us documents, us to mail documents to the process server, locate the person, serve the documents, swear the affidavit and return the documents. Setting unrealistic time frames costs you extra, and places our people under pressure. Contact us to serve your application for divorce (divorce papers). For more information on the process of serving papers please go to Process Server Requirements and also peruse your divorce pack documents. Contact us for a free quote, when you are ready to serve your divorce papers. If you need more information here is an article about the Brisbane Family Court procedures, the procedures should be the same for all Family Courts in Australia.
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