Contact

If you would like to talk to someone, please call us for an appointment on:

  • Grimsby on 01472 240 251
  • Louth on 01507 600 610
  • Barton on 01652 632215
  • Scunthorpe on 01724 847 888

Fees

Please click on the drop down boxes for more information on our Fixed Fee packages.

We offer a fixed fee initial interview of £120 including VAT to discuss your options.

Fixed Price Family Services

Providing Affordable Fixed Fee Packages for Family Legal Services

We understand that family breakdown can be a stressful and worrying time. We have a team of highly experienced family lawyers who will assist you and take care of all your legal requirements.

We recognise that family breakdown can cause financial hardship therefore we offer affordable fixed fee packages to suit all of your legal needs. We can help you choose the package you require based upon your individual needs.

Our fixed fee packages offer the same high quality legal advice but with the peace of mind of knowing exactly how much it will cost.

If you are unable to attend our offices, we are still able to provide our fixed fee packages by means of email, telephone or post.

Please select from the following options the category of law that you require:

One Off Fixed Fee Legal Advice

If you just need some initial advice we can offer a one hour meeting with an experienced family practitioner (except for terms of business no documentation will be produced from this meeting).

Fee - £120.00 (including VAT)

The payment is due before/at the meeting.
We can accept payment in cash, by debit/credit card or PayPal

Change of Name Deed

We offer Change of Name Deeds for adults or a child which includes all work necessary to complete the same and two certified copies of the original.

Fee - £60.00 (including VAT)

Fixed Fee options children

Court Orders

Children are vulnerable to the effects of divorce and relationship breakdown. Changes to their home life can have lasting effects on your family. It is important to ensure that the children experience as little upset as possible during these times. When an agreement cannot be reached regarding the arrangements for the children we can help to resolve the dispute through negotiation and if necessary by applying to the Court for Orders that can resolve issues as to where the child(ren) are to live and the time that they will spend with the non resident parent.

Preparation of Court Papers

If you wish to apply for a Court Order in relation to the children we can complete the application under a fixed fee.

Fee £180.00 (inc VAT)

Payment Options Payment is to be made in full at the time of your appointment by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer.

Representation at Court

If you wish a solicitor to attend a court hearing (directions) our fixed fee includes

  • 30 minutes consultation prior to the hearing
  • Up to 2 hours at the Hearing. If the Hearing exceeds this time or the hearing is listed for
    longer than 2 hours, quotes are available on request. Please contact us for details)
  • If required the preparation of the court order

Fee £525.00 (inc VAT)

Payment Options Payment is to be made in full before the hearing by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer.

Involved Children Matters

Please note that in the event that if you have involved children issues requiring ongoing advice, preparation of documents and court hearings, we have a team of experts that will be able to offer professional advice charged at a competitive hourly rate.

We offer Fixed Fee divorce packages depending on whether you are issuing divorce proceedings or have received divorce papers.

Package 1 - Petitioner/party applying

If you are issuing divorce proceedings, this package includes the following:

  • One meeting with specialist family lawyer
  • Preparation of divorce documentation at all stages up to finalisation
  • Support throughout the process

Fee £576.00 (including VAT)
Court fees (if applicable) £550.00
Total £1126.00

Payment Options You can pay in full in advance by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer in advance.

  • We also offer an instalment arrangement as follows:
  • £288 on receipt of instructions plus £550.00 Court fee payable when divorce papers are issued
  • £288 on submitting the Application for Decree Nisi

You may not have to pay the Court fees if your income is within certain limits.

Please Note the package does not include the following-

  • Obtaining a copy marriage certificate if required
  • Enquiry Agent fees should the divorce papers need to be served on your spouse. We charge £100.00 plus vat for the additional work along with the disbursement charged by the relevant agent
    (Usually in the region of £100 if local).
  • Additional charges will be incurred in the event of a defended divorce.

Package 2 - Respondent/Party receiving papers

If you have received divorce papers, this package includes the following:

  • One meeting with specialist family lawyer
  • Completion of Court papers
  • Support throughout the process

Fixed Fee £228.00 (including VAT)

This package must be paid in full, in advance by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer in advance or at the time of your first appointment.

Additional charges will be incurred in the event of a defended divorce.

Family Mediation Fixed Fee – the fresh approach to resolving family issues

Mediation provides a cost effective alternative to resolving the issues surrounding children and finances that can be a result in the break-up of a relationship. The process is designed to use an impartial third party (the Mediator) in joint session with both parties to help resolve any issues and agree common ground.

The sessions are confidential and although the mediator is a qualified family solicitor who can explain legal issues, they are not representing either party, but rather trying to get both to an agreement. It is less confrontational, and therefore stressful, than pursuing decisions through solicitors and the Courts. It is often far quicker and because agreement is made, it can often improve the communication in the family and result in a better longer-term outcome.

Mediation can be used for couples whether married, cohabiting, civil partnership, separated, divorced, heterosexual or same sex. It can also be used by other family members such as grandparents to help resolve an issue surrounding children or finances. For more information about the benefits and process involved in Family Mediation click here.

Fixed Fee Package Fee per session £104.40 (inc VAT)

The number of sessions will depend on the issue to be resolved. At the initial session we will assess whether you are eligible for legal aid. If you are eligible and have supplied us with all the relevant documents to confirm this, mediation will be provided free of charge.

You can check if you are eligible for legal aid by clicking here.

Financial Agreements Fixed Fee Packages

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, sorting out the financial arrangements can be complex and very stressful. If you need to seek legal advice, you do not want the added worry of not knowing what costs will be involved.

Our fixed fee packages in relation aim to provide you with affordable options so you know where you stand.

We offer the following packages:

Package 1 – Consent Order

A Consent Order is a legally binding agreement that has been reached upon divorce setting out the division of the matrimonial assets. On the basis that you and your spouse have agreed all the terms and conditions of the Consent Order.

The package we offer includes the following:

  • One meeting with specialist family lawyer
  • Letter to spouse/solicitor limited to obtaining confirmation of agreement reached
  • Completion of the Consent Order and submission to Court for approval

Our Fees
£600.00 (including VAT) Court fee (if applicable) £50.00
Total Costs £650.00

Payment Options You can pay in full in advance by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer in advance. If you would prefer to pay in stages, you can pay:

£300.00 on receipt of instructions

£300.00 upon submitting the Consent Order to the Court with the Court fee of £50.00

You may not have to pay the Court fees if your income is within certain limits.

Please Note the package does not include the following:

  • In the event that matters become contested we will give an estimate of additional costs.
  • Attendance/representation at Court in the event the matter is listed for a hearing

Package 2 - Clean Break with no assets

If there are no assets and you simply require our assistance to draft a financial order providing for a clean break between you and your former spouse we will draft that document

Our Fee £360.00 (including VAT) Court fee (if applicable) £50.00
Total £410.00

Payment Options Payment is to be made in full by credit/debit card, cash or bank transfer. You may not have to pay the Court fees if your income is within certain limits.

Please Note the package does not include the following:

  • In the event that matters become contested we will give an estimate of additional costs.
  • Attendance/representation at Court in the event the matter is listed for a hearing

Complex /Disputed Financial matters

Please note that in the event that if you have complex or disputed financial arrangements we have a team of experts that will be able to offer professional advice charged at a competitive hourly rate.

Sharon Carr - Partner

Solicitor

Louise Holmes

Legal Executive

Ruth Gilliat

Solicitor

Leanne Barnes

Family Executive

One Off Fixed Fee Legal Advice

If you just need some initial advice we offer an appointment up to one hour with an experienced family practitioner. Following this appointment we provide a written summary of the advice given.

Fee - £120.00 (including VAT)
The payment is due before/at the meeting.
We can accept payment in cash, by debit/credit card or bank transfer.

 

Change of Name Deed

We offer Change of Name Deeds for adults and on behalf of children.

Fee - £60.00 (including VAT)

The payment is due before/at the meeting.
We can accept payment in cash, by debit/credit card or bank transfer.

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