Fixed Fee Divorce

Delicate situations need handling with the upmost care and attention

Fixed fee acting for Petitioner in undefended divorce or dissolution proceedings (where your spouse will not object to the divorce or you have agreed to get divorced)

Our legal fees - £595 plus VAT (£119)
Current Court fee for Petition and Decree Absolute/Final Order - £550
Total = £1,264.00

What’s included?

• Written confirmation of our advice and the fee you will need to pay
• Drafting the divorce petition for your approval
• Issuing the divorce petition at court
• Advising you when the documents are signed by your spouse
• Drafting your application for decree nisi and decree absolute
• Advising you on divorce throughout the process

What's not included?

• Any additional Court fees that become payable, for example, if we have problems serving your spouse with the divorce/dissolution papers and it is necessary to instruct a Process Server or make further applications.
• Acting for you in defended divorce/dissolution proceedings or amending the petition following issue.
• Further disbursements, for example, obtaining a copy marriage certificate/copy civil partnership certificate.
• Advice relating to financial arrangements or children issues. The fixed fee is purely in relation to divorce.
• Obtaining a marriage certificate or a translation of a marriage certificate.

Fixed fee acting for Respondent in undefended divorce

Legal Fees - £295 plus VAT (£59)
Total = £354

What’s included?

• Written confirmation of your instructions
• Completing the Acknowledgement of Service for your approval and signature
• Advising you as to the timing of future applications
• Advising you as to way forward

What's not included?

• Any additional Court fees that become payable, for example, having to apply for the Decree Nisi/Conditional Order or Decree Absolute/Final Order in the event that the Petitioner does not do so.
• Further disbursements, for example, obtaining a copy marriage certificate/copy civil partnership certificate.
• Advice relating to financial arrangements or children issues. The fixed fee is purely in relation to divorce

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    Heather-Broadfield

    Heather Broadfield - Head of department

    Heather qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 and has specialised in family and matrimonial law throughout her career. She joined Dootsons in 2020 having previously headed a family department at a firm in Cheshire.

    An accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel,  the accreditation is a recognised quality standard for family law practitioners who must be able to show that you have a high level of competence and knowledge in family law.

    Heather is also a member of Resolution, a national organisation of 6500 family lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to Family Law matters.