Costs surrounding Divorce or Dissolution

How much are Court fees?


If you’re getting divorced or dissolving your civil partnership, you or your partner will have Court fees to pay. These costs are payable regardless of whether you deal with the divorce or dissolution yourself or use a solicitor to help you. These costs can be shared between you and your partner should you reach such an agreement.

Court fees vary depending on where in the UK you divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. The main ones in England and Wales are:-

Filing an application for a divorce, nullity or civil partnership dissolution – £550
Filing an application for judicial separation – £365 (used in circumstances where you do not wish to end your marriage, possibly for religious reasons)
Filing an application to make a decree nisi, absolute (divorce), or a conditional order, final (dissolution) – only if the original application for divorce, nullity or civil partnership dissolution was filed before 1 July 2013 – £50

How much are legal and professional fees?

Most solicitors offer a fixed fee divorce or dissolution service, but can also charge by the hour. The amount you are charged will depend on how much work the solicitor has to do for you. You can limit the work you want your solicitor to do in order to control how much you have to pay.

Contact us today to discuss how much your case is likely to cost you on 01753 880075.

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