£350 Sole / Joint Divorce

TOTAL COST AND WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Total cost £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 in an amicable divorce process to end your marriage.
  • Your divorce will be managed by a lawyer with over 40 years divorce and family law experience.
  • Direct access to your lawyer by phone and email.
  • 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

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.

WHAT IF YOU CAN’T AGREE?

It could be about your home, overseas properties, pensions, family companies, children. From valuing assets to arriving at a financial settlement, we can help.

Our hourly rate is £125.00 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.

INVOLVED IN A COURT DISPUTE OVER THE FINANCES? WE CAN HELP

Our hourly rate is only £125 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.

If your divorce finances go to court, we work with some of the best barristers in family law 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.

ADDITIONAL FEES

In most cases the above follows through without difficulty. In some cases there can be additional issues to be resolved and we do charge extra for this additional work, examples can be: sorting out a financial agreement, advice on contact to children, not being able to trace the other party, the other party denying receipt of the papers, needing to obtain a private detective and so on. Any extra costs will be discussed and agreed with you before any work is undertaken.

An example of an extra cost is e.g. you not having the original marriage certificate in which case we will then need to obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate. Without this your Divorce Petition will not be accepted by the Court for issuing.

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