Fixed Fees – Uncontested Dissolution of Civil Partnership
If you are the Petitioner – £500 plus VAT plus Court fees
If you are the Respondent – £250 – plus VAT
What is an uncontested dissolution?
An uncontested dissolution of a Civil Partnership is one that is not defended. The majority of dissolutions proceed on this basis. The terms below are only applicable if the dissolution is not defended and both parties are willing to co-operate.
What is included in the fixed fee?
- We will take your instructions, preferably in person
- We will prepare the paperwork throughout the dissolution process as either the Petitioner or the Respondent
- We will liaise with you, the Court and your partner 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 Civil Partnership Certificate
- Dealing with the matter where your partner 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 £250 plus VAT (£300) at the start
- If you are the Petitioner, the first instalment of £250 plus VAT (£300) as soon as you instruct us and the second instalment of £250 plus VAT (£300) when we apply for Decree Nisi
- If you are the Petitioner, Court fees of £550 (currently) are payable when we send the dissolution 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.