How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
21 December 2015
Once we have provided you with a written fixed cost quote for the agreed work to be done on your divorce, that price will not change.
Our Fixed Cost Divorce service provides you with a Divorce Solicitor to take you through the usual steps in an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one where both parties agree to the divorce. Most divorces are not contested.
You can start your divorce online now or call us during business hours.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost If Both Parties Can't Agree?
For disputed and contested divorce cases our fixed hourly Divorce Solicitor fee starts from £180 per hour including VAT.
Regardless of how or where you file for divorce in England or Wales, a Court Fee of £550 is payable directly to the Court where you start divorce proceedings.
Divorce costs vary depending on different circumstances but there are things that you can do to make the divorce process as cost-efficient as possible.
To Keep Costs Down Do Not Defend the Divorce
Uncontested Divorce Costs Less. To keep your divorce costs down, aim for an undefended divorce; one in which you and your spouse agree on what you want to do and how you want to do it.
Research Your Divorce Solicitor
Your divorce is probably one of the hardest and most painful experiences you will go through, so avoid getting a Divorce Solicitor who can make things more difficult for you by making the process more combative than necessary.
Research and find Divorce Solicitors with the expertise, sensitivity and professionalism required in family law, to guide you through your divorce as amicably and painless as possible.
Get a Fixed Fee Divorce
A fixed fee divorce can help you budget accordingly. You know exactly what you’re getting and do not have to worry about being billed every time you contact your Divorce Solicitor.
Organise your finances, for example, bank accounts and property valuation report, and other information in folders, all clearly marked with dividers. This will make it easier for your Divorce Solicitor and financial adviser to sort through your information and negotiate your settlement more efficiently.
Settle Out of Court
Couples go to Family Court, usually, because they have been unable to reach an agreement. And while going to Family Court might seem like a good idea, it does add incrementally to your divorce costs, so try to avoid doing this.
In most cases, a fixed fee divorce will encourage you to make full use of Mediation services, which are far more cost-effective, to help keep your divorce costs down.