£350 Fixed Fee Divorce

TOTAL COST AND WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Fixed fee divorce £350
  • You will be advised by a lawyer with over 40 years divorce and family law experience.
  • Your lawyer will take you through the usual steps to get a no fault divorce process to end your marriage.
  • Everything explained to you in plain English and in a down to earth manner.

The court will require you to pay a standard government court issue fee of £593.00 and is payable directly to to the court prior to the court issuing you divorce petition.

If you are on a low income you may not have to pay £593.00 Court fees, your legal adviser will review this opportunity with you: 

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THE PROCEDURE

The Application

The divorce or civil partnership dissolution process starts with an application to the family court, which will need to state that the relationship has irretrievably broken down.

The application can either be made by one person, or the couple can make the application jointly. If one person makes the application, they are called the applicant and the other person is called the respondent.

Once completed, the divorce application is submitted to the court, along with the original marriage or civil partnership certificate.

The court will then issue the application which means that they allocate it a court reference number. The divorce application is then sent by the court to the other person in the marriage (if it’s not a joint application). This person is called the respondent.

Acknowledgement of Service

After the respondent has received the application, they have 14 days to respond to the divorce. This is done by filling in and returning the acknowledgement of service form to the court.

The acknowledgement of service tells the court that the respondent has received the divorce application.
When the court receives the signed acknowledgement of service from the respondent, they will forward this to the applicant.

Conditional Order

After the signed acknowledgement of service has been received and 20 weeks have passed since the application was submitted to the court, the conditional order can be requested. This is not the final order in a divorce, but it is an important step.

After the conditional order has been granted by the court and once a further 6 weeks and 1 day period has passed since the conditional order was made, the final order can be applied for.

Final Order

Once the final order has been issued the divorce or civil partnership dissolution is final and the marriage, or civil partnership, has legally ended. Both people are then free to enter into a new marriage or civil partnership. It takes anywhere between 6 to 12 months to receive a final order.

£350 FIXED FEE CONSENT ORDER

We offer a fixed fee Consent Order for a simple clean break where there are no assets to share or the assets have already been shared. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FINANCIAL CONSENT ORDER

In most cases, you will need a financial consent order in a divorce. Without a consent order dealing with financial claims, it would be possible for your spouse or ex-spouse to make a claim in the future. So, for example, if you won the lottery, on your assets, property, income, pensions or if you receive an inheritance your ex might be able to claim a share.

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WHAT IS A MUTUALLY AGREED FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT

If you still have an amicable relationship with your partner it may be possible to agree a financial settlement. Having reached an agreement with regards to any property and finances we can draw up a consent order which details the agreement you have made. Both parties sign this agreement and then it is sent to the Court.

Once the Consent Order has been signed by the judge it forms a legally binding document and means that no further financial claims can be bought by either party. We can advise you on the terms of the Consent Order. It is however very important to consider the following:

  • Is the proposed settlement fair
  • Does it take into account the needs of any children and who will be looking after the children
  • Does the settlement take into account all assets held by both parties, including property, pensions, shares, business interests, savings and investments
  • Have you, or should you, obtain proper valuations for significant assets before agreeing the division between you

Having come to a mutually agreed settlement it is important to have an agreement drawn up to reflect your decision. This is done in the form of a Consent Order which once approved and sealed by the Court is a legally binding document. If it is a clean break order, this means that no further financial claims can be made by either party.

Without a consent order dealing with financial claims, it would be possible for your spouse or ex-spouse to make a claim in the future. So, for example, if you won the lottery, on your assets, property, income, pensions or if you receive an inheritance your ex might be able to claim a share.

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WHAT IF YOU CAN’T AGREE A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT

 

It could be about your family home, overseas properties, rental properties, pensions, businesses, trusts, offshore assets. From valuing assets to arriving at a financial settlement.

Helping people reach a financial settlement when you divorce: it’s all we do. Every case is unique but in 40 years, we have we have seen a lot – both in and out of court. 

We have over 40 years divorce finance experience to help you get a fair settlement. 

Our hourly rate is £135.00 per hour and if you have shopped around you will know just how competitive our fees are. We are 50% cheaper than most others. You will soon see we offer value for money. Every case is different and depends on the issues, the complexities involved, volume of paper work and the length of the case.

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IF YOU NEED TO GO TO COURT OVER THE DIVORCE FINANCES

If you need to go to court for your divorce finances, we work with very experienced  barristers in family law nationwide at agreed prices. It doesn’t matter where you live in the country, we know someone within reach.

Each fee will be on a case by case basis depending on the issues, the complexities involved, volume of paper work and the length of the case.

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FINDING UNDISCLOSED ASSETS WHEN YOU DIVORCE

When negotiating with the other side, both parties needs to disclose all their financial assets, including property, pensions, savings, stocks and shares, investments and business interests. 

One person may not be entirely honest about their finances. There may be an attempt to hide money so that it’s left out of the financial order. There are many ways in which assets can be undisclosed. 

  • Transferring money into someone else’s account
  • Transferring money into a company
  • Money kept in a bank account in another country
  • Keeping money in a child’s or grandchild’s account
  • Undervalued assets
  • Transferring a property into someone else’s name

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