Divorce costs are dependent on the approach required
Court fees for a divorce petition are standard
In every divorce case, there are court fees to apply for the divorce. These are currently £550 for the filing of your petition, which includes the fee for applying for both the interim decree of divorce (called the decree nisi) and the final decree of divorce (decree absolute).
Very few cases involve only the divorce paperwork
Separation and divorce will often throw up complex issues in relation to the splitting of finances and arrangements for the children. If your financial position is complicated, for instance involving pension or business interests, you will also need advice. If you have issues that you cannot agree on in relation to your children, we have the skills and experience to help you find solutions.
There may also be difficulties collecting the evidence needed to get the divorce. The divorce paperwork may also need filing in more than one country. All of these aspects will impact the strategy taken and therefore the costs incurred.
If both parties can agree on how to separate their financial resources a case may not require the parties to attend court. In that case your lawyer will ensure your agreement is a legally-binding document that meets with the court’s approval.
Our solicitors charge an hourly rate to guide you through this process and deliver the outcome you are looking to achieve.