Charges & Fixed Fees

Divorce Fees

We offer fixed fees for divorce from £595 + Vat is you are the Petitioner (the person applying for the divorce). For this fee we shall :

  • Have an initial telephone or video consultation with you and advise you 
  • Send to you an opening letter setting out all the relevant information
  • Prepare the Petition, issue the same with the Court and liaise with your Spouse / their Solicitor 
  • Preparing the application for Decree Nisi and file the same with the Court.
  • Apply for Decree Absolute 
  • There is also a Court fee payable of £593

If you require initial advice on financial or children matters then we can also provide advice however this would fall outside of the fixed fee.

If you are the respondent then we can also offer you a fixed fee and because there is less work then we charge fixed fees from £295 + Vat for the same.

Included within that fixed fee is :

  • Have an initial telephone or video consultation with you and advise you 
  • Send to you an opening letter setting out all the relevant information
  • Advising you and complete the Acknowledgement of Service
  • Receiving confirmation of the date of the Decree Nisi and advise you
  • Receiving the Decree Absolute and advise you.

What is not included in the fee?

1.   Any replacement costs for lost marriage certificates

2.   Any translation of any documents required (if applicable)

3.   Any advice relating to financial matters or children matters

4.   Any particular complexities, for example in the event of a defended matter or one that is protracted or considerably delayed due to one of the parties. If this does occur then we would liaise with you and agree a way forward and advise on any specific costs that would become due.

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