Finances of a Divorce
We will give you an estimate of the costs at the outset of your case. We will discuss funding options with you to try and find the best payment method for your circumstances.
How much will a Divorce cost?
Family solicitors generally charge on an hourly basis for the work they carry out, therefore the total cost of the legal work will depend on the complexity and amount of the work to be carried out.
When people talk about divorce, they often mean more than simply legally ending the marriage. As an example, a divorce could involve one or more of the following aspects which need to be dealt with:
- Divorce – legally ending the marriage.
- Finances – finding a financial settlement including dealing with the existing assets and property of the marriage, as well as spousal maintenance and child maintenance if applicable.
- Children – deciding who the children will live with and the extent of the time they will spend with or otherwise have contact with the non-resident parent.
The amount of work will vary with each case and will often depend on how much you and your spouse agree, or disagree on each aspect. Negotiations can be short or drawn out, depending on the attitude and willingness of both parties to agree.
An experienced family solicitor will help you to reach a favourable agreement whilst maintaining control of the costs.
Please contact us for a consultation and we will assess your case and give you an estimate of the costs involved.
Who pays the legal fees for a divorce settlement?
Both parties will have their own solicitor, unless they choose to represent themselves, and will be responsible for their own legal fees unless a court orders otherwise.
In some circumstances it may be possible to include the payment of legal fees as part of the financial settlement if this is included in the negotiations.
Two members of our Family law team are members of Resolution.
Members of Resolution are required to follow the Resolution code of practice which commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way, preserving people’s dignity and encouraging agreements.