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Divorce & Consent Order Fees to Rise on Monday

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4 years 2 months ago #475635 by rubytuesday
The MoJ Has now confirmed that the increase in the divorce fee application will now take place as from Monday 21st March.

The fee will rise from £410 to £550 for divorce petitions.

The court fee for Consent Orders will also rise from £50 to £100.

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4 years 2 months ago #475641 by Forseti
www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed159787
Resolution condemns ''stealthy implementation'' of divorce fee hike

Divorce fee to rise to £550 on 21st March 2016

Commenting on today''s revelations that the MoJ are to hike divorce court fees on Monday, Jo Edwards said:

"The stealthy implementation of the hike in divorce fees, from £410 to £550 (after an increase only two years ago) is scandalous and not backed up by a proper impact assessment. As a result of the steep increase, many people currently in the process of separating will have received incorrect information as to the charge for lodging a divorce petition and, in reality, won''t have time to get their petition in before the fee increase takes effect.

"Divorce is not a ''choice to litigate'' – it''s a necessary part of the legal process to bring a relationship to an end. Whether people mediate, negotiate their own outcome or go to court, they have to pay the divorce petition fee. The actual cost of the administrative process has been shown to be £270, meaning that at new rates the MoJ is making a profit of more than 100% - in effect, levying a divorce tax.

"The 34% increase may lead to people unable to afford the fee remaining legally and financially tied to their former partner long after the relationship has ended. Increasing fees will disproportionately impact women, who constitute two-thirds of those initiating divorce proceedings. The extent of the rise could, as the judiciary and others have warned, lead to women being trapped in unhappy or violent marriages.

"The Government should have waited until the Justice Select Committee, who are currently holding an inquiry into court fees, had published their findings. Instead, the way in which this has been gone about, with no formal consultation or announcement, demonstrates a shocking lack of transparency from government. The manner in which they''re implementing this increase, by calling courts today and instructing them to charge more from Monday, is not how a responsible government department should act.

"This will lead to confusion, hardship, and avoidable additional pain for separating couples."

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4 years 2 months ago #475642 by rubytuesday
Replied by rubytuesday on topic Re: Divorce & Consent Order Fees to Rise 21/03
You may not have to pay a Court Fee, or you may only have to pay a reduced fee if you:
• only have a small amount of savings and investments
• and receive certain benefits such as:
Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker''s Allowance
• Pension Credit guarantee credit
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Working Tax Credit but not in receipt of Child Tax Credit
• or are on a low income
If you are under 61 and have disposable capital of £3,000 or more you will not be able to apply for court fee remission even if you are on benefits .
If you are over 61 the threshold is £16,000 disposable capital.
Help with fees is sometimes known as ‘fee remission’

You can find out more about Fee Exemption by reading leaflet EX160a and you can apply for a Fee Exemption by completing Form EX160 . You should apply for your fee exemption prior to submitting your petition as if you eligible, you will also need to submit your fee exemption certificate along with the petition (Fees cannot be claimed back retrospectively).

You can also use the Gov.Uk Fee Remission Calculator first to see if you are likely to be eligible.

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4 years 1 month ago #476234 by .Charles
Quick follow-up.

Only the fee to issue a petition appears to have risen. The fee for a consent order remains at £50.

See 10.2 at www.gov.uk/government/publications/fees-...urt-and-family-court

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3 years 4 months ago #487714 by JamesLucas
Thanks a lots for given information regarding to fee charge on divorce application.:)

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3 years 3 months ago #488651 by sunex77
Divorce '' is not an option \"for a lawsuit - is\" a relation to arbitration or judicial process, not people took a necessary part of their achievements, negotiations or in court, they will have to pay. Imposed tax practice in divorce divorce application fee -. The actual cost of the management process, which is a gain of over 100% for justice officials, the new rate of £ showed 270TH

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\"At present the government is to keep the Special Committee asks the Commission to the Court of Justice, you have to wait, but the findings were announced. Instead, it is the informal methods of consultation and notification that the government's\" lack shocking. They went transparency, how to increase this to more court again on Monday to apply by order of the Ministry in charge is not responsible or should act.
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