Our team of family law solicitors will always put their clients first and deliver the highest quality of legal advice at the most reasonable cost possible.
We will discuss any costs at the beginning of your case so that there are no surprises when the bill comes through. We can also discuss funding options with you to find the best payment method for your circumstances.
How much will a divorce cost?
The cost depends on how complex the divorce is. In some cases, we are able to offer fixed fee rates for example for an undefended divorce or for separation deeds and consent orders which have already been agreed.
With the family law industry, solicitors usually charge on an hourly basis for the work they carry out. With this in mind the cost of any legal work will depend on the extent and complexity of the work that’s required
As an example, a divorce may involve one or more of the following aspects which need to be dealt with:
- Children – determining who the children will live with and the extent of contact they will have with the non-resident parent.
- Financial settlement – dealing with the division of assets such as the house, working out whether spousal maintenance is payable and sharing pensions.
- The divorce – legally ending the marriage.
The amount of work involved will vary with each case and will usually depend on how much you and your ex-partner agree or disagree.
Depending on the attitude and willingness of both parties to reach an agreement negotiations can be either short or drawn out and as a result affect the overall cost.
Our family solicitors will assist you to reach a favourable agreement whilst maintaining control of the costs.
Who’s responsibility is it to pay the legal fees for a divorce?
In the majority of cases, both parties will have their own solicitor and will be responsible for their own legal fees. However, It may be possible to include the payment of legal fees as part of the financial settlement.
You could also apply for a Legal Costs Order to enable you to finance the court proceedings from the outset.
If you would like to discuss an issue with one of our family law solicitors, please contact us and one of our specialist team will be happy to advise you.
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