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Fixed Fee Divorce

A divorce is the legal ending of a marriage on the grounds that it has irretrievably broken down. One of five facts needs to be asserted to support the ground of irretrievable breakdown: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, desertion for two years, two years’ separation and consent, or five years’ separation.

The divorce process is usually fairly straightforward and can be completed in approximately four to six months. There is normally no need for parties to attend court.

When a relationship ends it can be a confusing and stressful time for all involved, and many clients are concerned about spiralling costs associated with getting divorced.

However, divorces do not need to be complicated, particularly if both parties have agreed that the marriage is over. Unless there is a dispute regarding the grounds of the divorce itself, parties do not need to attend court. It normally takes between four and six months for the divorce to be concluded – although this period can lengthier if there are disputes about finances or arrangements for children.

At HMG Law Firm we are big believers in clarity and trust, offering clear fixed fees for divorce proceedings.

 

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What are the costs?

Our fixed fee for acting for the Petitioner (the instigator of the divorce) to obtain a divorce is £750 plus VAT, in addition to which a court fee of £550 is payable by the Petitioner. If you are on a low income you may qualify for a fee remission; we can advise you on this if applicable.

We also deal with divorce on behalf of Respondents, for which our fixed fee is £250 plus VAT.

Often, parties negotiate an agreement that they will split the costs of the divorce equally. Again, this is something we can advise you on.

As part of our clear, succinct advice on divorce proceedings, our family team is able to help with aspects such as financial settlement [link], including tax planning advice where appropriate.

Our team also has extensive experience in dealing with arrangements for children [link] which are dealt with outside of divorce proceedings. We recognise that divorce or separation can be a very stressful time for children and we always aim to reach an arrangement that is in the children’s best interests.

Our family solicitors are all members of Resolution[link], the nationwide association of family lawyers, who promote a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach. We find this helps to reach the best outcome for our clients while keeping upheaval and upset to a minimum.

Get in touch with our team today to arrange an initial no-obligation conversation, and see how straightforward we can keep it.

Christina Cree

Partner and Head of Family Services

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Alexandra Smith

Solicitor

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Irrum Shah

Solicitor

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Experts in our field

“I wish to thank you again (Alexandra) for the professional yet friendly service you have provided me with. Nothing has been too much trouble for you even when you had to explain certain things numerous times. You have made my divorce much easier to cope with and I thank you for that. I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking legal advice.”

Lisa Lindo

“I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help. I know you will say this is part of your job however do not underestimate how much I have turned to you as a voice of reason in what has been a very stressful and upsetting time. Your support has been fantastic and knowing that you are at the end of the phone has really saved me.”

Mrs Cooper

“Thank you for all the work and support for my matrimonial matters, I’m truly grateful for your commitment to the service you provided me.”

Chris Parlor

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