Further court fee increases may make it difficult for people financially to commence divorce proceedings, which is not a choice to litigate but a part of the process required to bring a relationship to an end. The proposed increase to £550 may lead to people being unable to afford the fee so they will remain legally and financially tied to their former partner long after the relationship has ended, which creates potentially more problems further down the line. A thorough assessment should be undertaken first to determine the potential impact.  It cannot be right that the court profits from relationship breakdown.