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How much are family court fees in England & Wales?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

If you are considering starting proceedings in the family court, you will need to know what the fees will be. Here is a list of more common types of court proceeding fees (January 2016):

Marriage and civil partnership proceedings

Proceeding type    Fee
Filing an application for a divorce, nullity or civil partnership dissolution   £410
Filing an application for judicial separation   £365
Filing an application to start proceedings where no other fee is specified   £245

Financial orders

Application type   Fee
Application for a financial order, other than by consent   £255
Application by consent for a financial order   £50

Applications for injunctions

Family homes and domestic violence applications.

Application type   Fee
Application for a non-molestation order   Free
Application for an occupation order   Free

Children

Applications under the Children Act 1989

Application type   Fee
Request permission to issue proceedings or for an order or directions to be made concerning children   £215
Application for breach of or for revocation of an enforcement order   £95

Applications within proceedings

Application type   Fee
Application on notice where no other fee is specified   £155
Application by consent or without notice where no other fee is specified   £50

Filing a notice of appeal

Notice of appeal   Fee
Any decision in family proceedings, except appeal against decisions under the Children Act 1989   £125
Any provision of the Children Act 1989, except in relation to appeals for breach of or revocation of an enforcement order   £215
Source: Rainscourt


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