We offer friendly, professional advice on all aspects of family law.
We understand that the breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most stressful events in your life. Our team of approachable specialist family lawyers will provide you with clear, jargon free advice, guiding you through all the options available. You can expect your concerns to be addressed sympathetically and in a practical way that provides reassurance, support and confidence when needed.
Our family lawyers are members of Resolution, First for Family Law (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association) and follow a code of conduct to deal with matters in a conciliatory and cost effective way.
We believe that a constructive, non-aggressive style works best for most clients. Our aim is to reduce conflict and encourage parties to explore practical solutions which they can live with.
If you are using the mediation process we will advise you as an individual on your legal position to support the mediation process.
We will try to promote co-operation between you and your partner in decisions concerning your children.
In some cases where all other means of resolution have been exhausted or are inappropriate court proceedings may be necessary. We will guide you through the process whilst still trying to reach agreement on favourable terms to you to reduce the costs and acrimony which can otherwise develop.
How much does a Divorce cost?
There is one court fee payable at the outset of divorce proceedings of £550. Solicitors’ costs can vary enormously depending on the complexity of your case and whether you are starting the divorce (you are the petitioner) or you are the respondent.
We offer the service of a fixed fee divorce for £650 plus VAT, plus the court fees. This is for a straightforward undefended divorce only and does not include advice or work in relation to the matrimonial finances or children.
Information available on the Internet can be misleading and does not take into account your personal circumstances. For that reason we offer family clients a half-hour fixed fee initial consultation for £90 plus VAT. This will give you the opportunity of meeting one of our team face to face to discuss your situation.
To speak to someone who can help with any family related issue call, email or request a call back from one of our specialist family lawyers.
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