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Fees & Costs

Our Fees And Costs For Family & Matrimonial Law Matters

Divorces – Fixed Fee Uncontested Divorces For Petitioners

Most divorces are uncontested meaning that they follow a standard procedure. If you wish to issue divorce proceedings and you know that your spouse will not contest the proceedings, we can offer to do this for a fixed fee of £1330.

Send an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce now.

Our Fixed Fee Divorce Includes:

  • All the paperwork prepared and filed with the court on your behalf
  • Advice and guidance from an experienced Family Law solicitor
  • Direct access to our legal team via e-mail and telephone
  • Regular progress reports at all key stages of the procedure

By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

Our Fee

Occasionally unexpected complications will arise necessitating additional work. Examples could include having to arrange for service of the papers by court bailiff or applying for an order for deemed service. In these circumstances we will discuss the cost of any additional work and extra court fees that you will incur before we undertake the work.

If you need advice before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced Family Law team.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to conduct your own divorce you can download our free Divorce guide now.

  • Our Fee: £650
  • VAT: £130
  • Standard Court Fee: £550
  • Total: £1330

Uncontested Divorce Fixed Fee For Respondents

Most divorces are uncontested, meaning that they follow a standard procedure. If your spouse has or intends to issue divorce proceedings against you, and you do not wish to contest the proceedings, we can deal with your divorce on your behalf for a fixed fee of £540.

Send an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce now.

Our Fixed Fee Respondents Uncontested Divorce Includes:

  • A solicitor to check the divorce papers and prepare and file any necessary documents on your behalf
  • Advice and guidance on procedure from an experienced Family Law solicitor
  • Direct access to our legal team by e-mail and telephone
  • Regular progress reports at all key stages of the procedure

By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

The fixed fee will cover all work that is required as standard in all divorce proceedings. However, additional work my be required if your spouse has made a claim for costs within the proceedings and you wish to defend that claim. Should you require our assistance in this regard there will be an additional cost.

If you need advice before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce, book a free telephone consultation with one of our solicitors.

Alternatively if you would prefer to conduct your own divorce you can download our free divorce guide now.

Divorce And Financial Consent Orders

DIVORCE

  • Our Fees: £650
  • VAT: £130
  • Standard Court Fee: £550
  • Total: £1330

CONSENT ORDERS

  • Our Fees: £1000
  • VAT: £200
  • Standard Court Fee: £50
  • Total: £1250

Send an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce and consent order now.

We would recommend paying this fixed fee if you would like the following:

  • All the paperwork prepared and filed with the court on your behalf
  • Advice and guidance from an experienced Family Law solicitor
  • Direct access to our legal team via e-mail and telephone
  • Regular progress reports at all key stages of the procedure
  • By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

Our fixed fee includes standard court fee of £550.

Occasionally, unexpected complications will arise necessitating additional work. With regard to the divorce this could be having to arrange for service of the papers by a court bailiff or making an application for deemed service. Rarely a Judge will raise queries before making a Financial order, which may require attendance at a short hearing. If these circumstances arise we will discuss the cost of the additional work and any extra court fees that you will incur before we undertake the work.

If you need advice before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee Divorce and Financial Consent Order then book a free telephone appointment with one of our solicitors.

Children Act Applications

It should be noted that a Court will have expected an individual applying for any type of order relating to children to have firstly explored the possibility of Mediation as a means of resolving their dispute.

Our Fixed Fee Children Act Application Includes:

  • Taking your instructions to identify the issue and the type of order you need to apply for.
  • Drafting the application and necessary documentation
  • Filing the paperwork with the court
  • Arranging to serve your opponent with the paperwork
  • Representing you at the initial hearing

By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

The fixed fee is not appropriate if your case involves particularly complex issues, nor does it cover work that is required beyond the initial hearing. As there are so many ways that a case can be dealt with we will need to provide you with a detailed estimate of costs in these circumstances. Should you wish to discuss matters further before sending an enquiry please book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced family law solicitors.

If you are currently in dispute with regard to issues relating to your children you may wish to apply to the Court for an order. Issues could relate to where the children should live or how much contact you should have to your children. There may be a dispute regarding a child’s permanent removal from the jurisdiction or whether they should be known by another surname.

All issues relating to children are governed by the Children Act 1989 and the Courts are able to make various orders under this act the most common of which are Residence and Contact Orders.

Whenever an application is made to the Court it will be listed for an initial directions hearing. At this hearing the Court will determine what the issue is and make directions to progress with the case. There are likely to be further hearings unless the parties are able to agree matters at the initial hearing.

Our Fees (Including VAT): £2160 Including VAT 
Court Fee: £215

Total: £2375

Contact us today to make an application under the Children’s Act.

Annulments

In certain circumstances a marriage or a civil partnership may be declared void ( as if it never existed ) or voidable ( although it did meet the legal requirements for a valid marriage a supervening event has rendered it invalid). The law in this are is complex and you should seek the guidance of one of our expert family solicitors if you feel that you may have grounds for annulment.

We can obtain an annulment for a fixed fee of £1570. This fee assumes that your spouse or civil partner will not contest the proceedings.

Send an enquiry for a fixed fee divorce now.

Our Fixed Fee Annulment Includes The Following:

  • All the paperwork prepared and filed with the court on your behalf
  • Advice and guidance on procedure from an experienced Family Law Solicitor
  • Direct access to our legal team by e-mail and telephone
  • Regular progress reports at all key stages of the procedure
  • No hidden costs

By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs with your Annulment.

Our fixed fee Annulment includes the standard court fees.

  • Our Fee: £850
  • Fee VAT: £170
  • Standard Court Fee: £550
  • Total: £1570

Occassionally, unexpected complications will arise necessitating further work. In these circumstances we will discuss the cost of any additional work and extra court fees that you will incur before we undertake any of the work.

If you need advice (eg whether you have grounds for an annulment) before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee annulment, book a free telephone consultation with one of our solicitors.

Cohabitation Agreement – Fixed Fee

If you intend to live with your partner but not get married you may wish to clarify what the financial arrangements or arrangements for children should you separate. A legal document can be drawn up and signed by both parties to the relationship.

We can do this for a fixed fee of £1800 including VAT. This assumes that you and your partner have essentially agreed what will happen in the event of your separation. Send an enquiry for a fixed fee Cohabitation Agreement now

Our Fixed Fee Cohabitation Agreement Includes:

  • Collating the information we need to draft the document
  • Advising on any issues you may need to consider
  • Drafting the Agreement
  • Arranging for the Agreement to be executed correctly
  • Providing both parties with a copy of the Agreement and storing the original document

By paying a fixed fee for your Cohabitation Agreement you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

The fixed fee is not appropriate if there are complex issues to be advised upon. In these circumstances we will need to provide you with a detailed estimate of costs. If you think that this applies to you we suggest you book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced Family Law solicitors so that we can discuss your individual needs.

Dissolution Of A Civil Partnership

An application for a Dissolution Order can be made by either civil partner on the ground that the civil partnership has broken down irretrievably. To establish this, one of the “facts” ie. Unreasonable behaviour, 2 year or 5 years separation or desertion must be proved. If you need guidance on whether you have grounds to dissolve your partnership, please contact one of our experienced family law solicitors.

If you wish to apply for an order dissolving your civil partnership and you know that your partner will not contest this, we can offer to do this for a fixed fee of £1330.

Send an enquiry for a fixed fee Civil partnership dissolution now.

Our Civil Partnership Dissolution Fixed Fee Service Includes:

  • All the paperwork prepared and filed with the court on your behalf
  • Advice and guidance on procedure from an experienced Family Law solicitor
  • Direct access to our legal team by e-mail and telephone
  • Regular progress reports all key stages of the procedure

By paying a fixed fee you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

Our Fee

Our fixed fee includes the standard court fee of £550.

Occasionally unexpected complications will arise necessitating additional work. Examples could include having to arrange for service of the papers by court bailiff or applying for an order for deemed service. In these circumstances we will discuss the cost of any additional work and extra Court fees that you will incur before we undertake the work.

If you need advice before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee civil partnership dissolution book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced Family Law solicitors.

  • Our Fees: £650
  • VAT: £130
  • Standard Court Fee: £550
  • Total: £1330

Parental Responsibility Agreements

Our fixed fee Parental Responsibility Agreements cost £420 including VAT.

  • A half hour consultation to explain the concept of Parental responsibility and advise on any issues that you should consider
  • Drafting the Agreement
  • Arranging for you and the other party to correctly execute the Agreement
  • Lodging the Agreement with the Family Division of the High Court
  • Arranging to send sealed copies of the Agreement to you and the other party.

By paying a fixed fee for your Parental Responsibility Agreement you can be satisfied that there are no unexpected costs.

This fee is only appropriate where the issues are straight forward and the other party is agreeable to the making of an agreement. If this is not the case you will need to apply to the court for an order. If you would like to discuss your case in detail before submitting an enquiry for a fixed fee Parental responsibility Agreement or for more information on Parental Responsibility Agreements, book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced family solicitors.

Prenuptial Agreements

Our fixed fee Prenuptial Agreement is £2400 including VAT and will cover the following work:

  • Collating the information we need to draft the Prenuptial Agreement
  • Advising on any issues that you may need to consider
  • Drafting the Prenuptial Agreement
  • Arranging for the Prenuptial Agreement to be executed correctly
  • Providing both parties with a copy of the Prenuptial Agreement and storing the original document.

By paying the fixed fee you can be satisfied that there will be no unexpected costs.

The fixed fee is not appropriate if there are complex issues that need to be advised upon or negotiations are required before an agreement is drawn up. In these circumstances we will need to provide you with a detailed estimate of costs. If you think that this applies to you we suggest that you book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced family solicitors so that we can discuss your individual needs.

Separation Agreements

The price for a Separation Agreement from Seatons includes:

  • Collating the information we need to draft the document
  • Advising on any issues you may need to consider
  • Dealing with the process of voluntary disclosure
  • Drafting the Separation Agreement
  • Arranging for the Separation Agreement to be executed correctly
  • Providing both parties with a copy of the Separation Agreement and storing the original document.

We can prepare a Separation Agreement for a fixed fee of £1800 including VAT. This assumes that you and your partner have essentially agreed the terms of your separation so we are not required to enter into any negotiations.

The Courts have made it clear that a Separation Agreement is only likely to be binding if both parties are fully aware of the other’s financial circumstances.

The fixed fee is not appropriate if we need to enter into negotiations with your partner or we need to consider the financial documentation in detail or there are complex issues to be advised upon. In these circumstances we will need to provide you with a detailed estimate of costs. If you think this applies to you we suggest that you book a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced Family Law solicitors to discuss your individual needs.

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Sarah Chan - Seatons Solicitors

Family Law Specialists

Hello, I am Sarah Chan and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Family Law Department in Corby, Northamptonshire.

We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service. We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

Please contact us at either our Corby office on 01536 276300 or our Kettering office on 01536 311690 or contact us online

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