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Divorce Fee Hike Challenge

Aug 7, 2015

Carr & Co

federal court appeal

The Federal Court decision on the divorce fee hike challenge is due next week, with the Federal Government facing repaying more than $1m if found successful.

ABC news online reports that the Federal Government is faced with the prospect of having to pay back potentially more than $1 million in divorce application fees in a case being heard in the Federal Court.

A decision is expected next week on whether the Federal Government’s increase in Family Law Court fees will be declared void. This includes a 42 per cent increase in the fee to file an application for divorce – from $845 to $1,200.

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