Call now for an initial, no obligation telephone consultation where we can discuss your matter give advice where appropriate and set out your options. I can offer a highly cost-effective service and keep my fees at a reasonable level because as a sole practitioner, I do not have the overheads larger firms have.
I provide a detailed estimate of my fees before starting work and I will not exceed that estimate unless I have agreed it with you beforehand. There are court fees of £410 (which are payable to the government) and these fees are chargeable in addition to mine.
My work involves taking your instructions, (whether in meetings, by telephone, letter or email) drafting the divorce petition and other relevant documents. It will also involve filing (lodging) your divorce petition with the court and advising you in connection with the steps involved. Most undefended divorce cases proceed smoothly. Occasionally extra disbursements may need to be paid (for example tracing people through an enquiry agent).
If you are being divorced by your spouse and you agree to the divorce I can act for you. Again I will provide a detailed estimate of my charges before I carry out any work.
Parental responsibility agreement
I offer a fixed fee for the preparation of a parental responsibility agreement. Parental responsibility means all the right and duties which by law a parent has in respect of a child. The fixed fee includes my time involved in taking your instructions, advising you, drafting the parental responsibility agreement - and sending the agreement to the court.
For all other cases, I provide a detailed schedule of costs which I am more happy to discuss at our first meeting.
In cases where mediation is appropriate, my hourly charges are competitive. Mediation typically involves 3-5 sessions each lasting between 1 hour and 1.5 hours.
Sometimes court proceedings are unavoidable. In cases where final court hearings are necessary to decide the division of matrimonial assets or a question concerning a child's welfare I give detailed estimates as to your likely fees and do not exceed these limits without your approval.
In around 90% of cases involving court proceedings where Resolution lawyers are involved a settlement is negotiated between the parties and a final court hearing is not necessary.