Divorce Costs To Increase

July 27, 2015


Not content with indicating an intention to shut the Eastbourne Family Court, the Government are now “consulting” on increasing Court fees. Among the proposed increases is the proposal that the Court fee for divorce proceedings will increase from the current £410 (already dramatically inflated) to £550. Bearing in mind that the Ministry of Justice’s own data suggests that the cost of Court service for a divorce is only £270. In 2015 (the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta) one is forced to wonder at what happened to access to justice.