What does a Divorce cost?
We understand that getting divorced is a stressful time in your life, made worse by the associated financial pressures. We therefore offer a choice of payment options for obtaining a divorce, either the traditional method where your solicitor charges you an hourly fee for the work carried out, or a fixed fee option.
The most suitable option will depend on your circumstances and we offer all new clients a free initial consultation so that we can assess your circumstances and advise you on the best option for you. At this stage we will be able to give you an estimate of the likely costs, based on the information we have at that point.
When getting divorced, there are up to three separate areas to consider:
- The divorce itself: that is legally ending the marriage.
- Children: working out who they will live with and what contact they will have with the other parent. This also included working out financial maintenance for the children.
- Property and finances: what happens to the family home? How are other assets divided and will financial maintenance be payable?
The cost of a divorce and negotiating the associated finances and arrangements for children will depend to a large extent on the degree to which you and your spouse can reach a speedy agreement. If it takes a long time for the negotiations, due to substantial disagreements, then the cost is likely to increase.
An experienced family lawyer will help you to reach a fair agreement whilst trying to keep control of your legal fees.
Contact us for a free consultation and we will give you an estimate of the likely costs.