Divorce & Family
Having to seek help for family law issues is never pleasant, however at Brittons we offer practical, discreet and efficient family law services and will make sure that you are aware of all your options. Our aim is to get your through this difficult time in the smoothest way possible.
We are able to offer our clients a highly personal and tailored service in all aspects of:-
- Divorce Law
- Child and children related law
- Domestic violence
- Financial / Property disputes between partners
- Civil partnerships
- Judicial seperation
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Financial provision for children
- Enforcement of orders
We are committed to helping you to reach a resolution which enables you move forward in life. Family law is both complex and emotive and we have the experience and expertise required to bring about a settlement through negotiation whether it involves mediation or court proceedings.
Some of our divorce work is done on a fixed fee basis, as follows:
Divorce – £720 plus a court fee of £550
Separation Agreements (agreements between parties who are separating but do not yet wish to divorce) – £840
Agreed Financial Resolution (i.e. where you and your spouse have agreed how to separate your finances and want this recorded in a court order) – £840 plus a court fee of £50
(Please note that in exceptional cases we may need to charge more than the amounts above. Examples are where we have difficulties in serving court documents on your spouse, or where your financial circumstances are very complex. We will always discuss any fee increase with you first).
There are two areas where we cannot be so precise about our fees:
Pre-Nuptial Agreements, which cost between £840 and £2,400 depending upon the complexity of the agreement, which is in itself determined by your personal circumstances. We will discuss this with you at our initial meeting.
Disputed Financial Resolution, where neither of you can agree on a financial settlement, will usually cost around £6000 but in complicated cases can cost over £10,000. We advise that you factor on paying for one hour’s work for each month that the case runs. You also need to bear in mind that there will be a court fee of £255 payable and that you will need to instruct a barrister for each hearing. Their fees will range from around £1500 for a simple hearing to over £3000 for a complex or final one. Again, we will discuss this with you before incurring any fee.