Divorce and Family Matters

When relationships break down it can be a very stressful and difficult time. If you need some advice about the way forward please contact one of our lawyers.

Estimates for our fees for acting regarding various aspects of a breakdown in family life are set out below and are based on our hourly rate of £225 plus VAT.

Legal Fees

Type of case Example Legal fees (all plus VAT)
Separation Agreement eg. Advising, drafting, preparation and arranging for signature of a separation agreement £500 to £750
Undefended divorce eg. Dealing with the divorce petition, obtaining decree nisi and decree absolute £500 to £750
Defended divorce eg. Dealing with your spouse’s divorce petition and defending the same £1,000 to £2,500
Financial consent orders – simple case eg. Preparation of financial disclosure documentation, negotiating financial agreements when matrimonial assets are under £250,000 and there is one matrimonial home £2,000 to £3,000
Financial consent orders – medium complexity case eg. Preparation of financial disclosure documentation, negotiating financial agreements when matrimonial assets are over £250,000 and there is one matrimonial home and other property £2,500 to £5,000 or more
Financial consent orders – highly complex case eg. Preparation of financial disclosure documentation, negotiating financial agreements when one or both parties have an interest in one or more businesses, matrimonial assets are over £250,000, there is one matrimonial home and other property, potentially including property abroad £5,000 to £10,000
Arrangements for Children eg. Advice regarding the arrangements for children after separation or divorce Up to £5,000

 

Disbursements

In order to commence divorce proceedings a Court fee of £550 is payable. There would be subsequent further Court fees depending on the applications made and we would advise you of these before incurring the fees on your behalf.


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