|Initial Consultation||Our Fixed Fees||Court Fees|
|30 min free Advice||£450 (incl. VAT)||£550.00 (payable at the start)|
You may qualify for a court fee exemption depending on your monthly income and the amount of your savings. To help our clients we charge our fees in three stages to reduce the burden.
In our first consultation with you, you will have the opportunity to discuss the different options and your individual circumstances and we will advise what the most appropriate route is. Please prepare to bring the following materials to your first consultation:
Your proof of ID and address and your original Marriage Certificate.
In order to petition for Divorce you must have been married for at least one year and your reasons for divorce must be one of the following list:
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Separation – 2 years with your partner’s consent
- Separation – 5 years without your partner’s consent
1. Unreasonable Behaviour
To demonstrate this you must be able to show that your spouse has behaved in such a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with them. You should provide reasons why you find your partner intolerable to live and refer to a recent incident which have caused you to conclude the marriage is at an end.
This can either be shown by the admission of your partner or through evidence which prove that your partner has committed adultery with the opposite sex, and it is no longer bearable to live with them in the circumstances.
3. Separation – 2 years with your partner’s consent
This is where you have lived apart for at least two years, but less than 5 years, and you both have to sign written agreement to divorce.
4. Separation – 5 years without your partner’s consent
This is where you have lived apart for at least 5 years and it does not need the consent of your partner.
This is where your spouse deserts you for a continuous period of at least 2 years. Out of all the options this is the least often used due to the prohibitive costs and the other related difficulties.