Saving Money and Divorce

Saving Money and Divorce

Divorce doesn’t have to be expensive. Depending on the circumstances, it is possible to obtain your divorce from an expert, qualified and adequately insured solicitor, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for a very reasonable fee.

Some people still believe the cost of divorce to be a reason not to get divorced. If a person is desperately unhappy, in an abusive or simply unhappy relationship, expert solicitors can assist them in changing their life for the better. We offer fixed fee divorces to all our clients starting from £600 plus VAT and court fees. This applies to all divorces which are reasonably straightforward. We will advise at the start of your matter whether your divorce is considered reasonably straightforward and we will also commit ourselves to the fixed fee we quote you. Agreeing a fixed fee for your divorce matter with your solicitor is perhaps the single most effective way of ensuring that you maintain full control of the costs of your proposed divorce. This will mean that there will be no hidden costs for sending letters, taking phone calls or making photocopies of documents and you will also have the peace of mind knowing that an expert Family Law Solicitor is acting for you in your divorce. Many firms will vary their fees depending on teh level of the solicitor acting for you. We on the other hand offer you a simple fixed fee divorce solution and always will allocate you an expert solicitor in the field of law with many years of experience in this field of law.

Three essential pointers to bear in mind when agreeing a fixed fee for your divorce:

Provide clear instructions to your solicitors. Ensure that your soicitor is clear as to what it is that you want to achieve. The more often you change your mind, the more likely this is to create additional work and that can mean additional costs.

Agree a fixed fee for the work which will be conducted for you and ensure that this agreement is in writing and details exactly what steps in the process are included in that fixed fee. We will always provide our clients with this information in writing in the form of a mini-contract and we set out in that agreement exactly what we undertake to do. This way, if there is any misunderstanding, the agreement is in writing and this helps to protect our clients rights.

Do not allow emotions to affect your judgement or decisions in a divorce. Divorces come about when the marriage is in grave difficulties. Divorce will always be emotionally charged, but the job of your lawyer is to ensure that the legal aspects of your divorce are dealt with properly and in your favour wherever possible and that you have the protection of the law. Although we always try to provide our clients with as much emotional support as possible, there is a limit to what we can offer. Also bear in mind that decisions based on emotions are not always the best ones. These decisions are the ones that can often end up costing you a lot more in money terms because they delay the proceedings or take matters down a more complicated route.

If you are contemplating a divorce, we offer a free 30 minute telephone advice line on 020 8401 7352. We will assess your circumstances and advise you of what we can do to help you. This advice is offered on a no obligation basis. If you do decide to proceed with instructing us, we will then send you full written details of our fees, any specific fee arrangements agreed with you, as well as written confirmation of what we shall be doing for you, what you can expect, the timeframes and also a list of documents and steps we need you to take.

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