Fixed Fees – Uncontested Divorce
If you are the Applicant – £600 plus VAT plus Court fees
If you are the Respondent – £300 – plus VAT
What is an uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one that is not defended. The majority of divorces proceed on this basis. The terms below are only applicable if the divorce is not defended and both parties are willing to co-operate in the divorce.
What is included in the fixed fee?
- We will take your instructions, preferably in person
- We will prepare the paperwork throughout the divorce process as either the Applicant or the Respondent or, alternatively if you and your spouse wish to apply jointly
- We will liaise with you, the Court and your spouse or their solicitors throughout the proceedings
- We will provide you with our advice throughout the proceedings.
What is not included in the fixed fee?
- The fees to apply for a copy Marriage Certificate
- Dealing with the matter where your spouse cannot be found or will not co-operate
- Dealing with the proceedings if they become contested/defended
- Dealing with financial matters, including a financial agreement
- Dealing with issues regarding children (including contact, residence and maintenance)
- Attending Court for any reason
- Negotiations relating to costs
- If you are the Respondent, a one-off payment of £300 plus VAT (£360) at the start
- If you are the Applicant, the first instalment of £300 plus VAT (£360) as soon as you instruct us and the second instalment of £300 plus VAT (£360) when we apply for a Conditional Order (previously known as Decree Nisi)
- If you are the Applicant, Court fees of £593 are payable when we send the divorce papers to the Court
We will confirm whether your matter is suitable for a fixed fee upon receipt of your full instructions. If your matter does not fall within our fixed fee service, for example if the matter is unusually complex or additional work is required (as listed above, or otherwise), we will provide you with an estimate prior to commencing work. All prices are exclusive of VAT, Court fees and third party expenses.