A divorce is an important step, but it is also paperwork, and we have given the price for this below. Once the other decisions about the home, children and finances have been agreed, it is possible for the divorce process to be dealt with relatively easily. It is also a step that can be completed by you without a lawyer if you wish.
However, we strongly recommend that you talk to us before you start the divorce process because a divorce might affect your legal position in very important ways. The timing of a divorce is one of the things we advise you about in our first meeting with you. Getting a divorce and not dealing with the financial connections between you, such as joint ownership of a property or individual pensions, can have disastrous consequences. The savings you make from not seeing us in a full “know where you stand” meeting might be a fraction of the disadvantage you suffer in the future. We do suggest that you prepare yourself with full knowledge.
Is the Divorce expensive?
Our charges for obtaining a straightforward divorce will be subject to a quote based on a fixed price arrangement. Please read what we have said above about what a divorce means legally – it does not include dealing with finances or children issues. If it is not a straightforward divorce, we will still try to provide a fixed fee wherever we can and give you advance notice of our fees. Sometimes the costs of the divorce will be paid by one person fully and sometimes they will be shared.