Di­vorce to cost ex­tra

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

FAM­I­LIES head­ing to court will be hit with higher fees de­spite the Se­nate dis­al­low­ing a pre­vi­ous at­tempt by the Gov­ern­ment to in­crease costs. The new charges for the Fam­ily Court in­clude $ 1200 for a full di­vorce and $ 125 for a sub­poena to be is­sued, up from $ 845 and $ 55 re­spec­tively. La­bor’s Graham Per­rett said it was a tax de­signed to “ex­ploit peo­ple dur­ing their dark­est days”.

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