Our specialist family lawyer is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association) and advises clients in accordance with the Code of Practice promoted by that organisation and recognised by the Law Society as good practice for all family lawyers.
Divorce and the breakdown of a cohabitation relationship can be extremely distressing, not only for the parties, but also for children and close family members. We recognise this and try to lessen the emotional and financial stress by offering sympathetic and professional advice in a manner which can easily be understood.
We can offer professional advice in the following areas of family law:
- Divorce and separation including division of matrimonial assets
- Children Act, including parental responsibility, contact and residence
- Cohabitation breakdown and division of property
- Separation agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Civil partnerships
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation of £150 plus vat i.e. £180 for up to one hour with our experienced family law solicitor to provide you with specific and practical advice which is tailored to your issues. We will talk you through the various courses of action and recommendations as to how you may wish to proceed in order to resolve these matters. We will also discuss any other relevant issues with you which may affect your family.
We offer a fixed fee service to deal with non-contested divorce cases of £750 plus vat i.e. £900 for single applicants (the party issuing the divorce) and £500 plus vat i.e. £600 for respondents (the party responding to a divorce application). The applicant will also need to pay a court fee of £593 unless they are eligible for an exemption/reduction due to financial circumstances.
Our hourly rate in respect to dealing with other family related matters is £230 plus vat and we can provide you with an estimate of the legal costs involved as well as any other court fees for different types of matters. We provide clients with regular updates and costs information during the case.
Legal aid is still available for people that have experienced domestic violence and who are financially eligible but we do not have a legal aid franchise. Eligibility for Legal aid can be checked at https://www.gov.uk/