Divorce costs are dependent on the circumstances of the case and the approach required.
Divorce petition only
In every divorce case, there are court fees to pay. These are currently £550 for the filing of your petition, which includes the fee for applying for the interim decree of divorce (called the decree nisi) and the final decree of divorce (decree absolute).
More complicated cases
Separation and divorce will often throw up complex issues in relation to the splitting of finances and arrangements for the children and you are advised to get professional legal advice.
If both parties can agree on how to separate their financial resources it is unlikely you will require going to court. Instead, your lawyer will ensure your agreement is a legally-binding document that meets with the court’s approval.
If you cannot agree, there is a complex financial structure in place or an international element are just some of the aspects that will impact the strategy taken and therefore the costs incurred.
Going to court
Further costs will accumulate if a court hearing is required, including Barrister costs, court fees and any other third-party services required to provide valuations or evidence for the hearing.