2022 Updated Court Filing Fees – Podcast Episode 63

As the new financial year rolls in, many of us have noticed the subtle and not-so-subtle hikes in fees across various domains. Whether it’s that Netflix subscription, daily essentials, or services, the uptick is palpable. The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) has also followed suit.

These adjustments in fees arise from the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012, set by Federal Government Regulations. It’s imperative to note that filing fees stand distinct from the typical legal fees you would encounter when seeking the services of family law solicitors on the Gold Coast. These encompass a broad spectrum, from divorce applications to Consent Orders and initiating applications within the Family Court.

The FCFCOA provides a comprehensive fee structure tailored to varied filing necessities. For a detailed overview of the updated Court Fees effective from 1 July 2023, you can explore FCFCOA Fees.

Collective Family Law Group — one of the pre-eminent family law firms on the Gold Coast — recognises the significance of clarity in these proceedings. We extend Fixed Fee agreements for many of these undertakings, steering your Family Law journey with expertise. Our strongest recommendation? Enlist the assistance of a Solicitor to meticulously Draft your Consent Orders, be it for Parenting or Property matters, securing an optimal outcome for your future.

For compassionate and proficient guidance through your Family Law concerns, Collective Family Law Group stands ready to assist.

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  1. Why are there changes in the Family Court fees? Fee adjustments are standard with the commencement of a new financial year, following the directives set by the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012.


  1. What distinguishes filing fees from standard legal fees?Filing fees pertain specifically to the costs associated with lodging documents in the Family Court, whereas legal fees relate to services provided by solicitors in family law matters.


  1. How can Collective Family Law Group support me amidst these changes? As a leading family law firm on the Gold Coast, we offer Fixed Fee agreements for several matters, ensuring expert guidance and a clear path forward.


Disclaimer: This article’s content is intended for informational purposes only, offering a general overview of the new fee structure in the Family Court of Australia. For specific advice or queries, it’s recommended to directly consult with family law solicitors on the Gold Coast.


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