This Order may be cited as the Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2013 and shall come into force on 1st July 2013
This Order amends the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1054). It increases certain fees that are payable in family proceedings in England and Wales in the Senior Courts and county courts by the cumulative rate of inflation since those fees were last increased.
This Order also harmonises certain fees with the amounts payable in the Senior Courts, county courts and magistrates' courts for the same application and merges certain fees in relation to proceedings for divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a care or supervision order or a detailed assessment. Where a fee which is merged by this Order was paid before this Order comes into force, the merged fees will continue to be charged separately.
For convenience this Order replaces the entire schedule of fees payable in family proceedings in the Senior Courts and county courts.
The original fees and the rate of inflation since the last fee increase are detailed in the Explanatory Memorandum which is published at www.legislation.gov.uk, along with a full impact assessment which was prepared for this Order.