Government Set To Increase Court Fees For Divorce Proceedings

The cost of issuing divorce proceedings is set to rise by a third from £410 to £550 following the Government’s latest announcement.

The original proposal to raise the court fee by 80% to £750 is not being implemented, although increasing the court fee by £140 is well above the rate of inflation. Spouses in low income households will be protected as the fee remission is still available for petitioners who need it and are eligible.

Whilst the Government intends to raise court fees for spouses issuing divorce proceedings by a third, Forbes will continue to offer our Fixed Fee Family Service to alleviate some of the uncertainty often associated with divorce as the cost is determined clearly at the outset. The service gives those going through a divorce or family breakdown the opportunity to select a package including as much or as little legal advice as they require to resolve their situation for a fixed price.

The Fixed Fee Family Services are tiered and priced accordingly and clients are able to choose whichever level they require from the six available. The Forbes Solicitors’ Family Team are based at the firm’s offices in Accrington, Blackburn, Chorley and Preston.

To make an enquiry about the Fixed Fee Family Services please complete this form or call 0800 689 1058

Forbes family law team is made up of specialist solicitors who offer advice on all areas of Family Law, including divorce, division of assets following marriage breakdown, cohabitee issues, ancillary relief, civil partnerships, children matters and change of name deeds. For further information on divorce issues please contact any of our Family Law Solicitors.

Donna Amos

About Donna Amos

Donna Amos is an Associate within the Family Law Department at Forbes Solicitors. Donna writes and advises on all aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, financial settlements, prenuptial agreements, injunctions, Occupation Orders, matrimonial transfers of property, cohabitation disputes and issues regarding the arrangements for children.
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