Family Fixed Fee Packages
We have designed a number of family fixed fee packages to help you to control your costs and make sure there are no nasty surprises when you get the final bill. Our divorce packages start from just £600+VAT and any court fees.
Not Sure What To Do Next?
If you are not sure how you want to progress but just want to talk to someone who can give you advice on all options available to you, we offer an initial appointment with a family lawyer for just £100+ VAT.
Want To Represent Yourself But Need Some Guidance Along The Way?
Our Support & Advice package is ideal if you plan to represent yourself. The package works on a pay as you go basis, so you can control your costs by only paying for legal advice as and when you need it.
Will I Qualify For Financial Assistance (Legal Aid)?
Legal Aid is only available to clients via our Stamford office.
As a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), which came into force on 1st April 2013, Legal Aid is only available for family law cases involving domestic violence, forced marriage or child abduction. Legal Aid continues to be available for child protection matters (care proceedings).
At your initial meeting we will be able to advise whether you are eligible for financial assistance and will complete the necessary forms for you. We like to be as open and honest as possible about our charges. If you have any questions about our fees please do not hesitate to contact us.
If I Do Not Qualify For Financial Assistance & A Fixed Fee Option Is Not Appropriate For Me How Much Will I Have To Pay?
A large number of our clients do not qualify for financial assistance. In these cases, the costs of any actions we take will need to be met from your own income or reserves.
We work on a time-costing basis. In other words, you are only charged for the time we spend working on your case. This is a fair method of charging as it reflects the amount of work we undertake on your behalf. You will be told the hourly rate at which you will be charged at your first meeting.
If you are ineligible for financial assistance we can provide an estimate of the likely costs at the beginning of your case.
When Will I Receive A Bill?
We will discuss all costs with you at the outset of your case and will send you monthly bills that state what the costs are for and provide you with a computerised breakdown of the bill.
How Can I Pay?
We try to make it as convenient as possible for you to pay. We take cash, cheques, and all major credit cards and you can either pay in person, by post, BACS payment or via our online payment system. Many clients set up a standing order for a certain amount each month so that they know they can budget for their charges.
What If I Face Financial Difficulties Because My Circumstances Change?
The first thing you must do is to let us know immediately if your financial circumstances change so that we can re-assess your situation. Usually we try to reach some financial arrangement to help you in this situation.