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Divorce & Family Law > Fixed Fee Price List

Family Law Fixed Fees from April 2015

Below is a selection of some of our most popular Fixed Fee packages.  We also offer Fixed Fees for many other Family Law services, please use our enquiry form and a member of the Divorce and Family Law department will call you back to discuss your case.


Description

Cost (inc. VAT)

We will…

We won’t…

Initial Appointment

Initial appointment £100
  • ✔ Assess your case.
  • ✔ Provide you with advice.
  • ✔ Send you a letter of advice.
  • ✘ Consider or complete any legal documents.
Initial appointment plus one letter to the other party. £150
  • ✔ Assess your case.
  • ✔ Provide you with advice.
  • ✔ Send you a letter of advice.
  • ✔ Send one letter to the other party.
  • ✘ Consider or complete any legal documents.
  • ✘ Enter into further correspondence with the other party.

Mediation

Referral to mediation Free
  • ✔ Refer you to a local mediation service (mediation is not always free).
 
Advice through mediation process £350
  • ✔ Advise you as to further legal steps whilst the mediation process is ongoing.
  • ✔ Advise you on the terms of any settlement reached through mediation.
  • ✘ Enter into correspondence with the other party.
  • ✘ Prepare, or advise on the suitability of a financial Consent Order.

Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Divorce package (Petitioner) £500 (plus court fee of £410)
  • ✔ Advise as to the most appropriate grounds for divorce.
  • ✔ Prepare divorce petition for your approval.
  • ✔ Issue your divorce petition.
  • ✔ Arrange paperwork to apply for Decree Nisi.
  • ✔ Arrange paperwork to apply for Decree Absolute.
  • ✘ Obtain your marriage certificate or a translation of a foreign certificate.
  • ✘ Defence, answers and cross-petitions are not included in the Fixed Fee.
  • ✘ Non-routine issues surrounding service are not included (e.g. bailiff service, deemed service).
  • ✘ Attend any court hearings arising from the divorce.
Divorce package (Respondent) £200
  • ✔ Advise in relation to the divorce.
  • ✔ Assist in completing the Acknowledgement of Service.
  • ✔ Return the Acknowledgement of Service to the court.
  • ✘ Defence, answers and cross-petitions are not included in the Fixed Fee.
  • ✘ Attend any court hearings arising from the divorce.
Financial Clean Break order £200 (plus court fee of £45)
  • ✔ Prepare a Clean Break Order where it is agreed between you and your former spouse.
  • ✔ Explain the terms of the Clean Break Order to you.
  • ✔ Assist you in completing the Statement of Information.
  • ✔ Forward the Clean Break Order to your former spouse for their signature.
  • ✔ Submit the Clean Break Order to the Court.
  • ✘ Negotiate your settlement where it is not agreed.
  • ✘ Advise as to the suitability of the Clean Break Order without exchange of financial disclosure between you and your former spouse.
  • ✘ Attend any court hearings arising from the Clean Break Order.
Financial Consent Order £500 -subject to complexity (plus court fee of £45)
  • ✔ Prepare a Consent Order where it is agreed between you and your former spouse.
  • ✔ Explain the terms of the Consent Order to you.
  • ✔ Assist you in completing the Statement of Information.
  • ✔ Forward the Consent Order to your former spouse for their signature.
  • ✔ Submit the Consent Order to the Court.
  • ✔Arrange for the implementation of any Pension Sharing Order (a fee may be payable to the pension providers).
  • ✘ Negotiate your settlement where it is not agreed.
  • ✘ Advise as to the suitability of the Consent Order without exchange of financial disclosure between you and your former spouse.
  • ✘ Attend any court hearings arising from the Consent Order.
Parental Responsibility agreement £200
  • ✔ Prepare a Parental Responsibility agreement.
  • ✔ Write to the other party.
  • ✔ Lodge the executed agreement with the Principal Registry of the Family Division.
 

Advocacy services

Ancillary relief (financial settlements) On enquiry
  • ✔ Attend court as your legal advocate.
  • ✘ Place ourselves upon the court record as your representatives.
  • ✘ Prepare documents for the court proceedings.
  • ✘ Be responsible for any directions arising from the court hearing (save for drafting a court order, where that is required by the court).

In private law children cases*

First conciliation hearing £250
  • ✔ Attend court as your legal advocate.
  • ✘ Place ourselves upon the court record as your representatives.
  • ✘ Prepare documents for the court proceedings.
  • ✘ Be responsible for any directions arising from the court hearing (save for drafting a court order, where that is required by the court).
Directions hearing £300
Issues resolution hearing (IRH) £400
Contested final or finding of fact hearing On enquiry
*Prices subject to complexity of the cases and volume of case papers.
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