How much does it cost to fill out divorce papers?
When filing an Application for Divorce, the Court charges a filing fee, which is currently $930.
Do both parties need to sign for a divorce?
No. Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order. But you must prove your spouse was served according to the rules.
What happens if only one person wants a divorce?
The truth is that if one person wants a divorce, it can happen. The court needs to agree to grant the divorce, not the other person in the marriage. As long as the necessary financial and legal issues get resolved, the divorce can be completed with one person never agreeing to it.
What happens if a divorce petition is contested?
Ultimately a Judge will decide whether the person who started the divorce (the Petitioner) is entitled to the divorce, based on the evidence given. If a divorce is contested and the Respondent is unsuccessful, it is usual for the Court to make an Order which says the Respondent must pay the Petitioner’s costs.