Pay the fee. Usually, the person who applies for a divorce (also known as the ‘petitioner’) has to pay the fee. If you're applying for the divorce, you’ll need to pay a £550 fee when you send your divorce application to the divorce centre. If you can’t afford the fee, find out if you can get help to pay itat GOV.UK. The court will divide all of the spouses' property whether it was acquired before or after the marriage, except any gifts and inheritances received prior to or during the marriage. A portion of the property may be set aside in a fund for the support, maintenance, and education of any minor children.