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

Fees for Family Division legal services

Services

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

Fees

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

Matrimonial and civil partnership proceedings fees

 
 
Item Stamp Duty

1.

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

£300

2.

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

 

(a)

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

£120

(b)

in any other case

£300

3.

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

£80

4.

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

£200

5.

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

£360

6.

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

£40

7.

Financial orders

 

(a)

application for consent order

£40

(b)

application for order, other than by consent other than for consent order

£150

(c)

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

£80

8.

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

 £360

9.

Filing notice of appeal against Registrar’s decision

£120

10.

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

£360

11.

Commission for examination of witnesses abroad, issue of

£60

12.

Letters of request –

 

(a)

for service of process out of Jersey

£60

(b)

for the examination of witnesses abroad

£60

13.

Evidence –

 

(a)

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

£500

(b)

copy of transcript of, for each page

£15

14.

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

At discretion of Viscount subject to a maximum of £200

15.

Taxing bill of costs, for each half hour

 £60

16.

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

 £30

Children (Jersey) Law 2002 fees

 Article  Description of application type Fee
5 Parental responsibility £120
7 (1) Appointment of guardians £120
8 (7) Revocation of appointment of guardian £120
10 Contact order; a prohibited steps order, a residence order; or a specific issue order. £120
14 (1) Change of child’s surname or removal from jurisdiction £120
15 Financial provision £120
67 Applications for directions made on Form C2 £120

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

Adoption (Jersey) Law 1961 fees 

Description of application type Fee

​Adoption

​£120

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

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