Who pays for my divorce?
It’s a question we get asked frequently here at LGFL. Partner Anne Leiper explains the fixed costs and how the final costs depends on the approach you take.
Your Fixed Costs are Your Court Fees
- You can agree to the divorce, complete the paperwork and return it to the Court, but you may be responsible for sharing the divorce costs
- You can defend (contest) the divorce for a Court fee of £245 and solicitor’s fees
Seek professional advice before you divorce
The time to seek professional legal advice is much earlier than many people imagine. Don’t wait until your marriage is at breaking point, as you won’t think clearly and may sign a divorce paper just to get things over and done with. Instead, consider your options with a specialist family law firm such as LGFL Ltd. We’ll help you sort out the best way to proceed for you, your family and your spouse – call us for details.
The best settlement possible
Seeking professional advice also pays dividends in sorting out complex and intertwined financial affairs. The division of such valuable assets as the family home, stock and shares, and especially pensions will require professional input to prevent one party benefitting much more than another.
Invest now to secure your family’s future
A divorce can be very costly in terms of time too. If you’re busy trying to negotiate the finer details of a financial settlement, it can seriously eat into your work time or family time. At LGFL, we can take on all aspects of your financial settlement, to free your time to run your own business or do your job properly. We’ll keep you informed of progress and of the major details of your case, but not bother you with processes and details you don’t need to worry about.
LGFL divorce services
At LGFL, we aim to make our divorce services as cost-effective as possible. This means we aim to deliver true value to you from our input, whether in the form of a better financial settlement, a more amicable divorce than anticipated through pre-court mediation, a properly organised shared child care arrangement, or just a divorce that doesn’t constantly drag you away from your job or running your business.
For all your divorce requirements, call us to book your free 30-minute consultation, available to those living within 30 mile radius of our offices in Eversley near Reading. This no-obligation meeting is your chance to meet us and see if we are the kind of family lawyers you’d like on your side during a divorce case. Call us now, or send us an email.