For the first time since 2016, the Ministry of Justice following the Implementation of the Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendment) Order has decided to increase the Court fees in Divorce and Children proceedings.
From the 30th of September 2021 the court fees will be as follows:
Divorce and Financial proceedings
If you agree to a financial order by consent, the application fee will now be £53. (previously £50).
However, for contested financial matters (FORM A application) the application fee will now be £275. (previously £255).
An application for any of the below child arrangement orders will be increasing from £215 to £232:
1. A Child Arrangements Order
2. A Specific Issue Order
3. A Prohibited Steps Order
4. A Special Guardianship Order
Although the increase in fees cannot be viewed as drastic, at Rose & Rose we appreciate that the potential costs of issuing proceedings are of concern for our clients when they first contact us to find or more about the procedure and costs involved.
This blog post is not intended to be taken as advice or acted upon. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our team of solicitors