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Spotlight on Some Court Costs


These are much cheaper or completely free from the Courts service so please do not pay website service for these!

Find out if you are divorced

Decree Absolute Search
Contact the court where the divorce, dissolution or annulment took place to get a copy of a decree absolute or final order.

Find the address and phone number for the court by using the court finder.

If you know the case number, a copy of a decree absolute or final order costs £10.

If you don’t know the case number, the cost is £45.

If you don’t know which court to ask

You can ask the Central Family Court to search for the decree absolute or final order. This will cost £65.

Fill in the form at the back of the leaflet request for search for decree absolute, and return it to the address below with the fee.

Central Family Court
First Avenue House
42 - 49 High Holborn

If you’re paying by cheque, make it payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’.

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