Family » Fixed Fee – Matrimonial

Our ‘no fuss, fixed fee’ family law packages are designed to give you peace of mind over costs at what can be a stressful time. Divorce, separation, children and financial matters, domestic violence, these are occasions when you want reassurance without the worry. This is not ‘law on the cheap’ – you still get the same high quality legal advice but the straightforward nature of certain proceedings, eg uncontested divorce, means that our expertise can be used to progress matters much more quickly – saving time, money and upset. The emphasis is on a professional, efficient, cost-effective service, allowing you to move on as swiftly and painlessly as possible.

Initial half hour consultation – Free

This will allow us to assess your case and advise you on the most appropriate course of action, while also identifying whether a fixed fee service would be an option for you.

Description and pricing
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Divorce Proceedings (as Petitioner)

£374 + VAT + Court fees (£550)

What is covered?
Advising you in the office, preparing the divorce papers, an initial letter to your spouse or their solicitor, checking the acknowledgment of service form filed by your spouse, preparing the subsequent application forms to secure a divorce.

What is not covered?
Contested divorce proceedings: If your divorce is contested we will need to provide an estimate of your future costs. Dealing with complicating factors such as difficulties in serving your spouse with the divorce papers or if your spouse lives abroad. Costs such as service fees for an Enquiry Agent.

Total: £998.80
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Divorce Proceedings (as Respondent)

£250 + VAT

What is covered?
Advising you in the office, completing and returning the acknowledgement of service slip to the court, all correspondence with you, the other side and the Court, notifying you of each stage in the proceedings up to the obtaining of the final divorce decree.

What is not covered?
Contested divorce proceedings: If your divorce is contested we will need to provide an estimate of your future costs. Dealing with complicating factors such as disputes over costs and attendance at a costs hearing with you or applying for the Decree Absolute on your behalf if your spouse fails to apply for it.

Total: £300
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Financial Clean Break Settlement (no assets)

£374 + VAT + Court fees (£50)

What is covered?
A meeting to discuss the agreement, an initial letter to your spouse/partner or their solicitor, drafting the agreement, a meeting with you to check through and sign the agreement, the filing of the documents at court and the obtaining of a final order.

What is not covered?
An analysis of your respective finances. Representation at a short directions hearing if the court feels this is necessary.  If this is required we will provide you with an estimate for these additional costs.

If the case becomes contested or there is delay or there are other unforeseen events which will involve extra work. If this happens we will provide you with an estimate of your future costs.

Total: £498.80
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Financial Clean Break (agreed division of assets)

Between £549 and £749 + VAT + Court fees (£50) dependent on assets;

£549 + VAT (£109.80) + Court Fees (£50) = £708.80
£749 + VAT (£149.80) + Court Fees (£50) = £948.80

What is covered?
A meeting to discuss the agreement, an initial letter to your spouse/partner or their solicitor, drafting the agreement, a meeting with you to check through and sign the agreement, the filing of the documents at court and the obtaining of a final order.

What is not covered?
An analysis of your respective finances. Representation at a short directions hearing if the court feels this is necessary.  If this is required we will provide you with an estimate for these additional costs.

If the case becomes contested or there is delay or there are other unforeseen events which will involve extra work. If this happens we will provide you with an estimate of your future costs.

Total: £708.80
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Separation Agreements (agreed)

Between £549 and £749 + VAT dependent on assets;

£549 + VAT (109.80) = £658.80
£749 + VAT (149.80) = £898.80

What is covered?
A meeting to discuss the agreement, an initial letter to your partner, the drafting of the agreement, advice throughout and a meeting with you to approve and sign the agreement.

What is not covered?
An analysis of financial disclosure. Advice if there if there is a dispute between yourself and your partner on any point. If this happens we will provide you with an estimate of your future costs.

Total: £658.80
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Domestic Violence (warning letter)

£175 + VAT

What is covered?
Advising you in the office as to options available, preparing and sending a warning letter to the other side, confirming in writing the advice given and options open to you.

What is not covered?
Advising you on letters then received in response from the other side or their solicitor, or undertaking injunction proceedings (these can be done under another fixed fee arrangement).

We can also give preliminary advice to a person who is the respondent in injunction proceedings or has received a warning letter from the other side, and requires advice in the office and a letter sending on their behalf.

Total: £210
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Domestic Violence (injunction proceedings)

£749 + VAT

What is covered?
Advising you in the office, preparing the application to court representing you at the first court hearing and reporting to you on the outcome of the case.

What is not covered?
Costs such as service fees for an Enquiry Agent, any Barrister fees charged for representing you at the hearing. If this work is necessary we will provide you with estimates for these costs.

Total: £898.80
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Advice during Mediation

£349 + VAT

What is covered?
Advice to you during the mediation process – up to three meetings or advice sessions which can be on the telephone, each session lasting no longer than 45 minutes.

What is not covered?
Writing to you or the other side as a result of the advice we provide to you. The drafting of a consent order if you agree terms at mediation and the costs of advising you if mediation breaks down.  In any of these things happen we will provide you with an estimate of your future costs.

Total: £418.80
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Adult Change of Name

£85 + VAT

What is covered?
A meeting to enable us to conduct the required ID checks, and if satisfactory, draft the change of name deed and then print it off for you to sign in our presence.

What is not covered?
Advice on children’s change of names or any other linked family matter. We can advise you separately on these matters.

Total: £102
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Other matters we can help with

Whilst we offer a fixed fee where possible, some cases will be dependent on whether an application needs to be made to the Court or whether you require further advice which includes an analysis of the finances. For the matters listed below, one of our family law experts will be able to advise you of the costs in your free initial meeting.

  • Financial Remedy Advice
  • Financial Remedy Proceedings
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Post-nuptial Agreements
Total: £0
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Total inc VAT: £0