Fixed Fee Divorce
A divorce is the legal ending of a marriage on the grounds that it has irretrievably broken down. As of 6 April 2022 divorce is now No Fault which means there is no longer any requirement to attribute blame (unreasonable behaviour or adultery) or to have been separated for at least 2 years.
The divorce process is usually fairly straightforward and can be completed in approximately 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 around 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 Applicant (the instigator of the divorce) to obtain a divorce is £500 plus VAT, in addition to which a court fee of £593 is payable by the Applicant. 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.