In December 2013, the Coalition Government consulted on increasing the fee payable to issue divorce proceedings from £410 to £750.
This week the Government announced in its response to a fees consultation that it will increase the fees for issuing divorce proceedings to £550. The Response states ‘We have carefully considered the concerns raised during the consultation and decided not to increase fees by 80% as originally proposed’. This increases the current fee by about a third.
Those on a low income may still be fee exempt.
Should you require advice or assistance on obtaining a divorce please contact one of our family law specialists.