The Divorce/Dissolution Fixed Fee bundle:
We understand that going through the breakdown of a relationship can be a very stressful time and that it could go some way to reduce that stress to know how much your legal costs will be at the outset. That is why we offer a divorce or civil partnership dissolution for a fixed fee for undefended proceedings, whether you are starting the divorce (as the petitioner) or responding to proceedings (as a respondent).
Our family specialists are members of Resolution and are committed to following Resolution’s Code of Practice to ensure that matters are dealt with in a constructive and non-confrontational way.
If you are the petitioner the fee is £800 plus VAT. In addition there is a court fee which is currently £550 (in some cases you may be eligible to apply for a waiver or a reduction of the court fee).
Included within this fee is all the work necessary to start the divorce proceedings through to obtaining the decree absolute. This will involve an initial meeting with you to gather all of the necessary information and communicating with your spouse, or their solicitor, and the court on your behalf.
If you are the respondent the fee is £350 plus VAT.
We will advise you in respect of the divorce (or dissolution) petition prepared by your spouse, assist you in completing the acknowledgement of service and correspond with your spouse, or their solicitor, and the court on your behalf.
Not included in either fee is work necessary as a result of any complicating factors, such as any difficulties in service of your petition, needing to change the basis of your petition, a defended divorce or dissolution and any additional applications to the court.
The fixed fee bundle does not cover advice in respect of financial matters related to the divorce/dissolution and the arrangements for your children. We can provide you with advice in these areas and this will usually be charged at the solicitor’s hourly rate.