Option A – General advice and Questions
If you have a particular question regarding your circumstances, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with no obligation, with your question.
You can also call us on 020 8401 7352 to book an appointment. Please note though, we do not provide free consultations any longer.
Option B – Fixed Fee Assessment
This is a no obligation, fixed fee, initial interview. This consultation comprises a 60 minute personal consultation and seeks to address your specific circumstances.
The consultation has a fixed fee of £200 (£240 including VAT at 20%) and the fee is deductible from Options C & D, should you decide to instruct us in your matter.
To benefit from Option B, you must ensure that you have available the basic information we will need, to answer your queries.
At the conclusion of the Fixed Fee Assessment you will have the option to either proceed no further, or to instruct Mansouri & Son to conduct your matter under Options C, D or E below.
Which option is best suited to your requirements is something the lawyer will discuss with you during the Fixed Fee Assessment.
Should you decide to proceed with your divorce with this firm, we will happily deduct the Option B consultation fee from your future costs.
It may be that you decide to book a longer and more detailed consultation with one of our lawyers, or perhaps all your questions may have been answered in the initial interview and you have no further need for assistance.
The option remains yours at all times. Rest assured that unlike many other internet advertisers we will never pressurise you into instructing us.
Option C – Detailed Assessment
For a fixed fee of £300 (£360 including VAT) we will provide you with a detailed assessment of your case. We will still require the information mentioned in Option B above and, perhaps more information, subject to your specific circumstances.
With Option C you will receive a highly detailed written advice on your matter as well as a ‘case plan’ suggesting alternative ways forward and setting out all the necessary information you will need to make the right decision.
It is always best to have all relevant documentation available when seeking this advice. Option C entitles you to up to 2 hours initial assessment of the strengths of your case and the steps which ought to be taken.
Option D – Fixed Fee Divorce
Our fixed fees for an uncontested and straightforward divorce starts at £700 (£840 including VAT) depending on the ‘facts’ of your divorce.
This is in addition to the fees that are payable to the Court. The Court fees involved are an initial fee for filing the divorce petition, which is currently £510.
If you live abroad and you want a divorce in England & Wales, our fee is normally £1,500 and there is no VAT to pay, unless you live in the ‘eurozone’. Though the Court fees involved remain the same, that is £510 to issue the petition.
Option E – The Hourly Rate
In certain circumstances it may be necessary for you to instruct us on the basis of an Hourly Rate.
We offer a selection of hourly rates dependant upon the nature and complexity of the work involved, the grade of solicitor you choose and the amount of of work involved. Our Hourly rate for divorce family work starts at £250 per hour, plus VAT.
You will be invoiced on a monthly basis to ensure that you are not faced with a bill which may be difficult to manage at the end of your case.
You will regularly be kept informed about the progress of your case and the estimated final costs.
The Separation Agreement
There may be situations where you and your partner, irrespective of whether you are married or not, may want to make a separation agreement. This helps to ensure that the financial arrangements or details relating to the children are embodied in a formal legal agreement.
Mansouri & Son Solicitors can assist you in the preparation of such a document for a fixed fee of £700 (£840 including VAT).
The Pre-nuptial Agreement
For situations where you are about to embark on a relationship and you want to ensure that everything is clarified from the start, we recommend a Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
This can ensure that there are less disagreements in the event that the relationship should fail and you choose to part company from your partner.
We can assist in the preparation of such a document on your behalf for a fixed fee of £750 (£900 including VAT)
For further details or to book an appointment you can contact us or email us.
Legal Aid in regard to the financial aspects of divorce is effectively a loan. Legal Aid will pay for a lawyer to do certain types of work only and afterwards the assisted person will be expected to repay the loan.
Solicitors offering Legal Aid are required to comply with strict and complex financial guidelines imposed by the Legal Services Commission.
This means that the client is not in control of their own case. At Mansouri & Son Solicitors we do not accept Legal Aid work under any circumstances because we believe our clients should decide how to progress their own case and not the Legal Services Commission.