Hiking up court fees has been on the political agenda for a while despite lobby groups from across the profession trying to stop it. Quite by chance one of our family lawyers was alerted to some news of a budgetary nature that will affect many who are about to divorce.
The court fee to pay when a divorce or dissolution petition is filed is said to be increasing on Monday 21st March by a massive 34%. This week it is £410. Next week it could be £550. This increase has not been made known widely and could catch out the unwary.
Talk to one of our family solicitors if you need advice of a matrimonial nature.