Frequently Asked Questions
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You can submit your application to a family court nearby.
Normally they take up to 3-4 weeks to finalize the divorce.
No the court fees of NZ$211.50 is separate, which you have to pay to the court.
After receiving all the required information from you and the fees of NZ$ 349.00, we will send you your completed documents within 2 days.
We will provide you with the guided instruction along with your completed papers.
We charge NZ$ 349.00 for both application whether singe or joint.
Yes we will need some additional information of your children, So that we can fill up their details in the form as per court requirements.
Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages on 0800 22 77 77 or visit http://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Births-Deaths-and-Marriages-Index
Irreconcilable differences is the only ground for legally dissolving a marriage or civil union. This means that your relationship has broken down and is at an end. Neither of you is blamed for this. The only way of proving that your relationship has broken down irreconcilably is by living apart for two years. Only then can the court dissolve your marriage or civil union. You cannot shorten the two year period, even if you both agree to the dissolution.
Yes we are always there to help you with all the technical support.
Yes, you can. However it is recommended to have a professional either prepare or look over the documents before filing and paying the court fee of $211.50. This is due to the fact some legal terminology may be misunderstood or misinterpreted.
The criteria for being unable to pay includes if you are dependent on a benefit or New Zealand superannuation, or you would suffer undue financial hardship if you were required to pay the fee.