Australia: Hike in Divorce Charges Hit Unhappy Couples Hard

A submission to a Federal Parliamentary inquiry into the increases revealed that one person had put aside $5 a week just to afford to lodge the divorce application form.

Last year the Government increased application fees from $577 to $800. In January, the reduced charge for those who demonstrated financial hardship rose from $60 to $265. The extra costs raise $38 m a year.

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