With the new fees out for applying for divorce (it now costs $800 to apply) I’d rather get this sorted now than before they go up again. Only problem is I have no idea what steps to take. Do I just fill out the forms, sign them in front of someone who is legally able to witness an affidavit and go to a courthouse and lodge them? Apologies for sounding incredibly dense, but I don’t have anyone who can guide me on the proper process without charging me an hourly fee.
We have been separated for 2 years and he lives in Brisbane. We have long since divided our finances and as I’m the only one with a driver’s licence I kept the car (which my mum paid for anyway). In short, we get along pretty well and he has never indicated he’s going to ‘take me for everything i’ve got’ and I have no intention of doing this to him, so while I am preparing for him to turn around and make life difficult I am operating under the assumption he will not, and this will be as straight-forward as they come (no kids, no house/other valuable assets.)
With all this in mind I feel I am able to do this myself and not enlist legal help. Can someone guide me on the literal steps to take to start this process, or to a website/group who can?