For most people, legal aid for divorce is no longer available in England and Wales from April 2013. This has made fixed fee divorce packages more popular and given clients the security of knowing the fixed cost of divorce and separation in advance.
A low cost, fixed fee divorce may be for you, if you have few assets that can be divided up and agreed upon amicably. As a general guide, fixed fee divorce services are cheaper for the respondent (the person being asked for a divorce) than for the petitioner (the person asking for a divorce).
At Jordans Solicitors in West Yorkshire, our family law team can help you with fixed fee assisted divorce from £75. We will provide you with all the paperwork you require together with guidance in completing the papers.
The above fixed fee divorce services are only available when the divorce is uncontested and are fairly straight forward, the petitioner gives the grounds for the divorce and the court fees are paid. It should be remembered that there will be court fees to be paid for any of the fixed fee divorce services and so these should be allowed for when budgeting the cost.
If you, like many couples divorcing, own a property, have children or have more valuable assets, then fixed fee assisted divorce packages may not be right for you.
In an uncontested divorce, we have a fixed fee managed divorce package, where we will prepare the papers and guide you through the whole legal process. Our specialist family law team will provide you with guidance and advice, by phone or e-mail, or face to face. You can choose a cost option most suitable for you. Again the cost will depend on whether you are the respondent or the petitioner.