Divorce Costs

At Freeman Jones Solicitors, we understand that divorce can be a draining experience, both physically and financially. However, our team of expert divorce solicitors make it our priority that your divorce is both cost-efficient and that you do not incur unnecessary added costs.

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The facts.

Our fee earner’s incur fees based upon their hourly rates and so the amount your case will cost will depend upon how much work we are required to undertake on your behalf. Divorce proceedings are usually fairly straightforward, which enables us to provide you with a realistic cost estimate for dealing with your divorce proceedings from start to finish which is usually between £400.00 plus VAT (£480.00 inclusive of VAT) for very straightforward cases and £600.00 plus VAT (£720.00 inclusive of VAT) if matters are a little more involved or complex.

There is also a court fee to pay in the sum of £550.00 for filing the Petition at court.

On a low income? Help with fees.

However, if you have a low income it is possible for us to complete an application for help with fees form on your behalf which could result in you having a fee exemption (and not having to pay a court fee at all) or a fee reduction (whereby the court request a lower fee).

Financial Matters – the costs arising from your divorce

As there are a number of different ways to settle the financial matters arising from your divorce:

  • Directly between you and your spouse.
  • At mediation.
  • Negotiation through solicitors.
  • Through the court (progressing matters on a formal court timetable).

Due to the different routes to settlement, it is more difficult for us to estimate the associated costs.

If an agreement is reached out of court, it may be that you can agree a fixed fee with the fee earner dealing with your matter for the preparation of a Consent Order and Statement of Information.

If we are required to represent you after court proceedings have been issued, it will be necessary for us to provide you with a more structured cost estimate at that time as working on a court timetable will increase fees and will also likely result in you incurring barrister’s costs and other third party costs (such as costs for valuation reports and actuarial reports).

We aim to provide all clients with open and frank advice in relation to costs and provide regular cost updates in the event that your fees look likely to exceed the initial estimate provided to you.

If you are concerned about costs at any point during your case, our fee earners will be happy to discuss such concerns with you although we are confident that you will find out pricing very competitive and fair.  We would invite you to look at our reviews in which clients praise us for our level of service at affordable prices.

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What People Are Saying About Us

“Colin’s help throughout my divorce was second to none.  He is undoubtedly an expert divorce solicitor but he explained everything to me in a straightforward and easy way. I was regularly kept up to date and the outcome was fantastic and the costs very reasonable. I have no hesitation in saying Freeman Jones Solicitors come highly recommended.”

Andrew Jones

“I am so glad that I chose you to be my solicitor Colin.  I will always be grateful for your support at such a terrible time when I thought I had lost everything.  After you have helped me sort such a good outcome from my divorce I’m happy to tell you that I feel that my life is now back on track and I feel happy and free again.”

Alan – Divorce Client

Thank you so much to Colin Freeman and his team, going through a divorce is upsetting enough without having to worry about other circumstances involved along the way. Colin and his team made this journey as stress free as they could along with understanding my financial and health situation.

D Kennedy 

My divorce was a harrowing experience, therefore having Mr Freeman represent me was the best decision I made. Thank you for all your advice, efficiency and understanding. A friendly manner throughout made for a much less stressful time for me. I knew I was in very good hands.

Mrs Whittle

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