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socially backward (Social worker)     23 March 2019

Cost for filling divorce

Dear Members, How much a petitioner is expected to pay to file a divorce case in a district court in India as court fee,typing fee,process service fee etc incidental charges?She will file the case with the help of lawyer appointmented by DLSA authority of the district and needn't pay advocates fee. So,how much she is expected to pay and will she pay the amount to the appointed advocate against bill ?


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Ravikumar Chowkidar   23 March 2019

minimum Rs. 5,000/-
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socially backward (Social worker)     23 March 2019

The petitioner doesn't have enough money to pay lawyers fees but she wants divorce from husband who doesn't agree for mutual divorce,he deserted her for long.So,she went to DLSA. Now,how much she will have to pay for such fees and should she pay to lawyer against bill?

Rashi Chandok   23 March 2019

Hello Sir/Ma'am, 

Firstly I would like to tell you that, the cost of filing the petition for divorce is nominal in India, at around Rs. 250. The main cost, of course, is the advocate fee, which varies significantly with the advocate you choose.

Secondly, you need not pay to the lawyer.

Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     24 March 2019

A petition for divorce in Delhi Family Court need to pay a sum of Rs. 13/- as Court Fees, which is paid by DLSA.

The lady need not pay even a single penny for filing, typing, admission, proceesing, proceeding of her case, which shall be taken care and paid by DLSA.

Before taking a decision to approach Secretary DLSA and seeking services of the lawyer provided by DLSA she  (the lady) must consider professional "quality of lawyer", even if she is unable to hire service of "private" lawyer.


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