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How much are family court fees in England & Wales?

If you are considering starting proceedings in the family court, you will need to know what the fees will be. We have compiled a list of the fees for the more common types of court proceedings.

Please note this post has been updated on 29 June 2017

Marriage and civil partnership proceedings

Proceeding typeFee
Filing an application for a divorce, nullity or civil partnership dissolution£550
Filing an application for judicial separation£365
Filing an application to start proceedings where no other fee is specified£245

Financial orders

Application typeFee
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 typeFee
Application for a non-molestation orderFree
Application for an occupation orderFree


Applications under the Children Act 1989

Application typeFee
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 typeFee
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 appealFee
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

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This list was correct on date of publication (29 June 2017).

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