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Fixed fee divorce solicitors from £450
Start your divorce - either online, or by phone
A Co-op divorce solicitor will take you through the divorce process, you won’t have to visit a Solicitors office, you won’t need to go to Court if your divorce is not contested (disputed) and you can start your divorce online at any time.
For contested divorce (one spouse does not agree to divorce) or additional divorce services we provide a Fixed Hourly Divorce Solicitor rate from £180 per hour.
If you are looking to end a civil partnership, as opposed to a marriage, our fixed fee civil partnership dissolution service costs £450 (including VAT).
When we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done on your divorce case, that fee will not change.
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Fixed fee divorce costs £450
Our fixed fee divorce service provides you with a divorce solicitor to take you through the usual steps in the divorce process to end your marriage. With this service you will be the person that applies for the divorce, known as the divorce 'Petitioner'.
This service only covers uncontested divorces where a spouse does not 'defend' the divorce, and 99% of divorces in England and Wales are not defended.
Please note, in addition to our fixed fee divorce cost a court fee of £550 is payable directly to the court where you petition for divorce. The court fee has to be paid regardless of how you start your divorce or how your divorce is dealt with. Regardless of whether you use a divorce lawyer or a DIY divorce service, the court fee has to be paid.
How our fixed fee divorce service works
We arrange for you to have an initial phone consultation with a Divorce Solicitor to provide you with legal advice, and to enable us to get the information we need to start the divorce process for you.
Using the information you provide we will then prepare the necessary Court documents and process the divorce for you from start to finish, and we’ll keep you fully updated every step of the way.
Fixed hourly divorce solicitor fee
One of our expert Divorce Solicitors can deal with some or all of your divorce case on a fixed hourly fee. Our fixed hourly Divorce Solicitor fee starts from £180 per hour.
Divorce Solicitors with over 15 years’ experience dealing with complex property issues, International Divorce and high net value divorce cases are also available; these fees are quoted upon request.
Divorce financial settlements
A Decree Absolute brings a marriage to a legal end in England & Wales but it does not end the financial commitments that exist between the couple. In order to end matrimonial financial commitments and to protect finances in divorce a Financial Order from the Court, such as a Clean Break Order, would mean that each person's financial affairs are completely separated from each other.
Sorting out any financial issues is vital for your future and the future of your children. Our specialist team of Divorce Solicitors are experts in achieving fair financial settlements and dealing with uncooperative spouses.
Getting a fixed fee divorce in England or Wales
You are required to be married for at least a year before you can apply for a divorce. You are not free to remarry until the divorce process is complete, i.e. you have received the Decree Absolute.
Grounds for divorce
It’s common for people to say grounds for divorce but in English Law there is only one Ground for Divorce: that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Evidence of an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage can include:
- unreasonable Behaviour
- 2 Years Separation with Consent
- 5 Years Separation
It is very important that you get legal advice on divorce as early as possible to ensure that divorce proceedings are issued on the most appropriate basis. Amending Court documents at a later stage can lead to delay and unnecessary costs.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
If there are no complications the divorce process generally takes four to six months to complete depending on how busy the Courts are.
Important: In order to protect your financial assets, we recommend that you resolve your money matters alongside the divorce. Depending upon the particular facts of your divorce case, we may recommend delaying the application to finalise the divorce until any financial issues have been resolved. Our Divorce Solicitors can advise you on this based your specific financial details and circumstances.
Are there any alternatives to divorce?
Yes this is known as Judicial Separation and is not so common. Judicial Separation is generally used by people who have a religious objection to divorce. The Court retains the power to resolve money matters on Judicial Separation with the exception of pension sharing. The most significant difference between divorce and Judicial Separation is that you cannot remarry.
Our promise to you
No nasty surprises. We will provide a written quote before any work starts.
No legal jargon. We will take time to understand your needs and provide clear explanations so you completely understand what’s going on every step of the way.
Minimise stress. We will help you reach the best possible outcome for you and your family with the least possible distress.
Treat you as an individual. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach and we will work with you to find the solution that's right for you.
Handle your case with sensitivity. Our Family Solicitors, Lawyers and legal specialists are experts in family law and have specialist training to ensure they can help you through the challenges you are facing.
Fair pricing. Our fixed fee packages mean you know how much your legal work will cost.
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About Co-op Legal Services
The family law team at Co-op Legal Services includes specialist Family Solicitors, Divorce Solicitors and Children Law Solicitors with Resolution accreditation and accredited experts in child abduction, co-habitation, domestic abuse, property disputes, high net worth money matters and financial advocacy.
Resolution is a national organisation of Family Lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.
Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.
As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.