Costs of Divorce

What is the cost of Divorce?

Professional Fees

Fees for professional legal and financial services vary across the country. You may be charged an hourly rate for a lawyer or solicitor to work on your case, or they may charge a fixed fee instead. Ensure you understand the pricing structure when undertaking professional advice.

Court Fees

Whether you choose to seek legal advice or not, you will still have to pay court fees to obtain a divorce. This is currently £550 in England and Wales. You can find up to date information about the costs on the gov.uk website.

Legal Aid

If you are on a low income or receive benefits, then you may be entitled to help with legal costs. This is known as ‘legal aid’.

Legal aid is available for cases that involve domestic abuse or child abduction. Read the latest guidance about legal aid on the gov.uk website and check to see if you qualify here.