Court fees on divorce set to rise

The Government has recently announced plans to increase the cost of issuing a petition for divorce with the court from £410 to £550, an increase of over a third.

Whilst the most financially vulnerable will remain exempt from paying the fee, this is unwelcome news for the vast majority of separating couples who wish to proceed with a divorce, particularly as this is a time where concerns over financial issues can be significant.

We would recommend that anyone considering a divorce looks to minimise the costs involved by ensuring that, where possible, matters relating to both finances and children are resolved by consent.

Not only does this have a significant financial benefit but there are clear emotional benefits for the family as a whole in avoiding protracted litigation.

We aim to assist separating couples in resolving matters by consent through mediation, collaboration or constructive negotiation.

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