Divorce & Costs
AN OVERVIEW OF THE BASICS
Understanding How Your Costs Are Calculated.
SO WHATS THE PLAN?
Providing you with local expert divorce and separation advice from our experienced legal panel members which includes the majority of costs and the common additional costs is essential. Yet always remember that you will be provided with a fully transparent quote from your Solicitor. So use a law firm who can avoid the costs, negotiate hard and ensure that the costs kept to a minimum.
YOUR QUOTE WON'T DEPEND ON THE VALUE OF YOUR ASSETS.
Understanding the costs and knowing your rights is vital. There can be many complications when trying to compare your legal costs. So you were given a Fixed Fee for your legal work? Are you really sure? In the world of law caveats and exceptions are abound. One in particular is the area of family law. Divorce or Separation legal work can be expensive. We see offers of fixed fees, time on line and price list quotes. The general rule is that some work is just more complex and therefore more expensive. To keep the costs down avoid conflict and court work. When you get your quotes please call and discuss your own particular circumstances.
In Summary We have found 3 types of legal fees.
1. The fixed fee, subjects to exceptions.
2. The pay by the hour fee quote.
3. The price list.
Solicitors costs that are easy to follow. Your solicitor's fees and costs will be narrated and easy to follow. You will be provided by a written terms of agreement at the start of any work. But before you commit to any lawyer you can have a free consultation. This is a great opportunity to ask and find out how happy you are for the lawyer to represent you.
The cost of mediation depends on what mediation you use, it is not free but usually cheaper than each party employing a lawyer. If you are looking at all the options available ask or request more information using our free legal family expert lawyer finder.
Divorce - Avoiding Court, Avoiding The Costs
You and your spouse/partner should try your utmost to sit down and talk things over prior to the separation. This may be very difficult, especially if you do not want the separation and are hurt and upset. In some circumstances it might be helpful to involve another family member such as a grandparent or sibling. This can help when dealing with emotions which are running high. You should note points down that you are able to agree upon.Sound advice from an experienced family lawyer can be of untold value at the early stages of a separation. Our panel of experts can give you that advice and can help you negotiate and draw up a ‘separation agreement’. With the help of our family law team, we can discuss with you the law which applies in relation to your separation, and if necessary we can negotiate with your spouse on your behalf. If it transpires that you cannot reach an amicable settlement and you feel your case will have to go to court then we can assist you with that but this is something that we will try to avoid if at all possible.
When your looking for advice or you just need to know the Costs, our Panel Firms are always on hand to help you with the Divorce Facts and Family Agreements. From Mediation, or Separation Advice and Divorce Law. Know your rights and obligations, know the process. From advice to drafting your Agreements, advice and costs are only a few clicks away. To help us point you in the right direction just answer a few questions. We'll do the hard work, you get the facts and instant Advice from over 6 Legal experts.