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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Fees for Family Division legal services

​Services we offer

Services provided by the Family Division include:

  • filing petitions and administration of applications for divorce
  • hearing summonses and making ancillary orders in matrimonial causes
  • assessing maintenance in other family matters
  • preparing and submitting applications for adoption and processing subsequent paperwork

Our fees

This list is intended as a guide only. Read Part II of the Regulations if you have any questions.

Stamp Duties and Fees (Jersey) Law 1998 on Jersey Law

Matrimonial and civil partnership proceedings fees

Item Stamp Duty


Application for leave to file petition in matrimonial proceedings or apply for dissolution of civil partnership



Instituting proceedings to include filing a petition in matrimonial proceedings or a cause application in civil partnership proceedings



following grant of application for leave to file petition for divorce or a cause application in civil partnership proceedings



in any other case



Filing amended or second or subsequent matrimonial petition or civil partnership cause application



Filing answer to petition in matrimonial proceedings or a cause application in civil partnership proceedings (including cross petition/application)



Hearing defended cause - for each half day or part of a half day 



Filing an application to make a decree nisi absolute or a conditional order in a civil partnership final



Financial orders



application for consent order



Application other than for consent order –
Filing summons or Form 16, fixing date, or signing copy for service for preliminary directions hearing



any application, summons or notice of intention to proceed with application for ancillary relief not falling within (a) or (b)



Contested hearing before the court for each half day or part of a half day



Filing notice of appeal against Registrar’s decision



Appeals, hearing by the Court of any appeal from an order of the Greffier, for each half day or part of a half day



Commission for examination of witnesses abroad, issue of



Letters of request –



for service of process out of Jersey



for the examination of witnesses abroad



Evidence –



taking of in writing by Viscount, for each half day or part or a half day



copy of transcript of, for each page



Service or attempted service by Viscount, each party served (or attempted to serve)

At discretion of Viscount subject to a maximum of £220


Taxing bill of costs, for each half hour



Copy Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute or other Act of Court, Memorandum of Agreement or other document, for each Act or document


Children (Jersey) Law 2002 fees

No court fee is chargeable when filing a Parental Responsibility Agreement.

 Article  Description of application type Fee
5 Parental responsibility £130
7 (1) Appointment of guardians £130
8 (7) Revocation of appointment of guardian £130
10 Contact order; a prohibited steps order, a residence order; or a specific issue order. £130
14 (1) Change of child’s surname or removal from jurisdiction £130
15 Financial provision £130
67 Applications for directions made on Form C2 £130

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