At FLS we work on family cases based on our clients paying fixed fees for the work to be done. Our clients like the certainty of knowing what must be paid so that they can budget for the charges rather than receiving a bill at the conclusion which they struggle to pay. Please note that we do not offer Legal Aid.
Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution
We charge a fixed fee of £600 where an application is made for Divorce or to dissolve a Civil Partnership. We charge a fixed fee of £450 where the client has received papers from his or her spouse or civil partner. These fees are paid in advance of the work being done and we do not then make any further charge provided there are no unforeseen difficulties.
We have fixed fees for the preparation of agreements such as a Separation or Pre or Post-Nuptial Agreement. Our fixed charges are £950 subject to the value of the assets which a client is seeking to protect.
We charge fixed fees where an application is made to the Court to resolve financial issues within Divorce or the dissolution of a Civil Partnership. Court proceedings may have several different stages such as the preparation of a detailed Financial Statement or to represent you at a court hearing. We charge a fixed fee for each stage of the case.
We aim to ensure that our clients know what needs to be paid so that they do not have any unpleasant surprises. The charges are either paid in advance of the work being done or sometimes as a case progresses if a client has a low income. We will advise on what is most suitable for you.
We advise you on the charges at the start and, provided that there are no unforeseen issues, we will not increase our charges to give you complete peace of mind.