In case you were out this week and missed the new fee increases, (lucky you if you are), I am attaching the new Statewide Fee Schedule for your reading pleasure. Of course, you should check with your county to make sure when the fees increase there, I know they did in the county in which I work effective July 2nd.
In reviewing the new fees for my county, I was shocked to learn that the fees for the filing for a Complaint and an Answer in Civil, a Petition for Dissolution or Legal Separation or First Paper Fee in Family, and Petitions in Probate all increased from $395 to $435.
Be sure to check out the other increases, such as filing motions, delivery of a will to the court, court reporter fees and child custody evaluations. Also, don’t forget that your local rules may have changed effective July 1st as well.
Stay safe and have a wonderful Fourth of July!