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34% rise in divorce court fees in England and Wales

21 March 2016

Unexpectedly from today the Ministry of Justice has increased the court fee to file a divorce application (known as a divorce petition) from £410 to £550 – a rise of 34%.

It is understood that other court fees may increase although no details have been released at this stage.

We will keep you informed of any changes.

Since qualifying in 2000 as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Jonathan has worked exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law. He advises clients in connection with all family and divorce matters, including divorce and separation, nullity, civil partnerships, children, pre-nuptial/civil partnership and post-nuptial/civil partnership agreements, cohabitation and financial issues arising ancillary to separation and divorce.

Jonathan is a member of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.

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