Costs Involved in Family Law Cases

When dealing with the breakdown of a relationship, an important consideration is often the cost of proceedings.

At Worthingtons, we pride ourselves on being open regarding the costs of your case, and will strive to ensure that your case is handled in the most cost-efficient way possible. We understand that it is important for our clients to be able to ascertain what the costs of their case are likely to be.

We offer a free initial half hour consultation at our offices in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and North Down, where you are welcome to discuss your case in detail with a member of our  team, who specialise in all areas of family law.

See below for details of our standard fee structure:



Court fee


Initial Consultation

(30 minutes)




Divorce/Nullity/Judicial Separation/Civil Partnership Dissolution

 High Court

£1,000 + VAT



Divorce/Nullity/Judicial Separation/Civil Partnership Dissolution

County Court

£850 + VAT



Financial  Agreements (where uncontested)

£950 + VAT



Pre Nuptial Agreements

£950 + VAT



Children Order Agreements (where uncontested)

£400 + VAT





As we deal with each case on an individual basis, your unique circumstances may mean that it is not possible to conduct your case within the fee framework outlined above.

We are committed to providing a transparent and cost-effective service, and will keep you appraised regarding the issue of costs throughout proceedings. We operate a flexible payment service and are happy to discuss this with you at any time.

In addition, we can also provide advice about whether you are eligible to apply for Legal Aid, to assist in covering the costs of your case.

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