Fixed-Fee Scheme for Divorces

We recognise that regardless of your financial circumstances, there are times when you need legal help. We have introduced fixed fees for divorce which are tailored to your financial circumstances. Our fees are fixed at different levels, depending upon whether you are in receipt of benefits.

Our schemes are as follows:

Passported Benefit Scheme

  • Aimed at people on certain “passported” benefits – Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s  Allowance, Income-based Employment Support Allowance & Pension Guarantee Credit
  • For cases of undefended divorce

a) Petitioner (Person bringing the divorce):
Our services £480.00 inclusive of VAT
+ Additional court fees £550.00

b) Respondent (Person receiving the divorce):
Our services £300.00 inclusive of VAT

Non-Passported Scheme

  • Aimed at those who do not qualify for the passported benefit scheme
  • For cases of undefended divorce

a) Petitioner (Person bringing the divorce):
Our services £564.00 inclusive of VAT
+ Additional court fees £550.00

b) Respondent (Person receiving the divorce):
Our services £354.00 inclusive of VAT

If you simply want one hour’s advice without us undertaking further work, we charge a fixed fee of £180.00 (inclusive of VAT) for matters relating to straightforward divorce. Should your matter include divorce, children and/or finance matters, we charge a fixed fee of £240.00 (inclusive of VAT). Both of the above one hour fixed fee rates include a letter of advice.

Additional Fees (bolt-ons)

In the majority of cases, divorces can proceed without difficulty. If there are unusual aspects, such as your marriage certificate needing to be translated, having to trace your spouse, or simply your spouse failing to acknowledge receipt of divorce papers, additional charges apply. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Work excluded from the divorce fixed-fee package

The following legal work is excluded from the fixed-fee package. We will discuss the various options available to you for paying these legal charges and expenses which will be incurred at an hourly rate (as set out in our Terms of Business):

  1. Resolving any issues over financial matters or children;
  2. Any work carried out in representing you in a contested divorce;
  3. Obtaining a certified copy of your original marriage certificate. If you do not have this document, you will need to obtain a certified copy from the registrar (approximate cost £9).
  4. Any divorce with an international element.