New court fees are being introduced on 1 July. We never get much notice.
At present you pay £340 to start divorce proceedings and £45 when you apply for decree absolute at the end of the process – a total of £385.
The new fee is £410, all of which is payable at the outset. You no longer pay anything when you apply for decree absolute. However, if you started your divorce before 1 July 2013, you still pay £45 when you apply for decree absolute, even if that is after 1 July 2013.
The new fee for starting a financial application within divorce proceedings is £255 (up from £240).