Despite the government recently refusing to cut divorce court fees, this does not mean that you cannot afford a divorce.
You don’t have to be a rich Hollywood A lister to be able to commence divorce proceedings like Brangelina!
The new divorce fee of £550.00 was introduced on the 21st March 2016 which increased the previous fee of £410.00 by £140.00. This was a shocking 34% increase to the divorce court fee. This rise in fees was done to generate income for court services as funds have been taken away from court services by the government cuts in recent years.
The government have recently stated that ‘there is no evidence so far that the fee increase has led to a fall in applications for a divorce’, and therefore it will stay at £550.00 for the time being despite the huge surge in price.
If you are on a low income and are worrying about the court fee we can assist you in making an application for the fee to be reduced when starting divorce proceedings. If successful, this application can reduce the fee by a certain amount depending on your financial circumstances.
We are able to assist you through the divorce process and offer Fixed Fee divorce prices whether you are the Petitioner or the Respondent to the divorce proceedings. Further, we offer interest free monthly payments as an alternative way of paying our costs to make divorce more affordable.
If you are separated or thinking of getting a divorce do not hesitate to contact the office to make an appointment with Sophie Mitchell, our family law solicitor, on 01953 883535 or 01603 813920.
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