FEE FOR FAMILY LAW

HOURLY RATE

Our charges will be calculated mainly by reference to the time actually spent by the solicitors and other staff in respect of any work which they do on your behalf. Please note all non-qualified staff, paralegal and trainee solicitors are always supervised by experienced solicitors from within each department. A profile of each solicitor and caseworker is provided on our website with details of their qualifications and accreditation and examples of cases they have dealt with.

These charges are reviewed annually and we will let you know if the rates increase.

In all cases, the exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
The complexities of the case.
Which language(s) you speak.
Whether you are applying with other dependants.

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the relevant criteria, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

The work will involve:

Discussing your circumstances in detail, considering the supporting evidence, you have provided, where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence including taking statements of any witnesses, preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make, what other options may be available to you, giving you advice about the requirements of the relevant law and the  timescales. if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to Courts, third parties and relevant experts. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Our fees do not include VAT or disbursements incurred on your behalf i.e., They are separately payable, if applicable. 

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above.

All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Undefended divorce / civil partnership dissolution – as petitioner or respondent

  1. The Divorce process takes no longer than 6 calendar months to conclude the Divorce (from issue of proceedings to Decree Absolute);
  2. You will voluntarily return all required paperwork to the Court and /or our offices promptly and upon request.
  3. You will provide all relevant Court fees promptly and when requested.
  4. This service does not cover any legal advice / assistance with negotiations regarding the Respondent’s contribution towards the Petitioner’s legal costs.
  5. This service does not cover any legal advice / assistance with negotiations or discussions in respect of financial issues arising following the breakdown of your marriage or in respect of living arrangements for children (other than setting those out in the Statement of Arrangements (where applicable).
  6. This service does not cover any additional work to address any requisitions raised by the Court.
  7. All fees will be invoiced at the outset of your case and will remain payable whether work continues or stops prior to the issue of the Decree Absolute

Download our Undefended Divorce Fixed Fee Terms and Conditions

If any additional work is required as a result of exceeding the conditions set out above, including paragraphs 1-7, then additional fees will apply.

Get In touch

If you would like to find out more or make an appointment, call us today on 0161 798 6611 and ask for one of our experts in civil litigation, or complete our simple enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you., if you would prefer to get in touch by email, feel free to contact us at info@justlawsolicitors.co.uk or and we will be happy to advise you on the best way to proceed. 

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