In relation to ancillary matters to divorce:-
We are aware that no two matters are the same and therefore we have tailored our charges to take these into consideration.
For general advice and negotiation with the other party:-
a. For your initial advice there will be the standard initial fee of £75 plus vat of £15 making a total of £90.
b. To advise further including making a referral to Mediation and writing to the other party we will charge a further £125 plus vat of £25 making a further total of £150. This will also include correspondence in reply and advising you accordingly.
c. Thereafter if further work is required to try to negotiate a settlement we will then discuss with you what further charges will be incurred as at that time we will have a reasonable indication as to the nature of your matter.
d. Once an agreement has been reached we will then prepare the consent application and file the same with the court upon which our charges will be £300 (+ vat £60)
For work involving Court proceedings
a. To advise you during the proceedings, preparing and issuing the proceedings £500 (+ vat £100)
b. To representing you at each First Court Appointment hearing (in the Birmingham, Derby, Burton, Stafford or Coventry County Court’s) £350 (+ vat £70).
c. To deal with issues arising from the First Appointment at court including dealing with responses to Questionnaires and other documents as are necessary £500 (+ vat £100).
d. To attending a Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing £500 (+ vat £100)
If the matter remains unsolved, and further work will then fall outside our fixed fee arrangement whereupon we will then discuss with you as to the likely costs that will then arise depending upon the complexity of the matter.
Each aspect of work will include dealing with correspondence, emails, telephone calls and attending upon yourself as necessary in connection with your matter.
Please note that the above charges do not include court fees or other expenses in connection with your matter.
For all forms of work, we will require payment from you in advance to enable ourselves to proceed on to the next stage in your matter.
Payment of our charges can be accepted by credit or debit card. However, if payment is made by a credit or debit card for anything other than our charges (e.g. court fees) a surcharge of 2% will be levied.