We recognise that budgets vary significantly from one individual to another. To cater for this, we provide a number of fixed-fee divorce packages the details of which are set out below: -

FIXED FEE INITIAL INTERVIEW

£99 plus VAT

We will provide you with 45 minutes of legal advice at our Bridgend office or, if you prefer on the telephone, with one of our legal advisors (to obtain partner assistance, you will be charged at an hourly rate).

WHEN YOU ARE STARTING THE DIVORCE (when you would be known as “The Petitioner”)

Bronze Fixed Fee Divorce Package

£99 plus VAT*

This is a simple and quick, no lawyer involvement, DIY package which you can use to obtain a divorce where both parties are in agreement.

We will provide you with a pack that includes the following:

  • All the forms which you will need to complete your divorce on an uncontested basis together with supporting guidance leaflets.
  • Leaflets regarding the process generally and regarding children, divorce and separation.

Silver Fixed Fee Divorce Package

£199 plus VAT*

This is a simple and quick DIY package where you will receive the following:

  • All the forms which you will need to complete your divorce on an uncontested basis together with supporting guidance leaflets.
  • Leaflets regarding the process generally and regarding children, divorce and separation.

PLUS one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or, if you prefer, on the telephone (in one or more calls totalling one hour) on any issues which relate to your divorce, your children and/or your finances.

Gold Fixed Fee Divorce Package

£499 plus VAT*

This is a more comprehensive service, for an uncontested divorce. We take the stress out of the process and will complete the forms on your behalf with the information you provide and entirely manage the divorce process for you.

In addition, you will get one hour direct legal advice either on the telephone or face to face (your choice) on any issues which are concerning you relating to your divorce, your children and/or your finances.

WHEN YOU ARE SERVED WITH DIVORCE PAPERS (when you would be known as “The Respondent”)

Silver Fixed Fee Divorce Package

£149 plus VAT

This is suitable for a Respondent who wants us to provide and check required forms and give advice. You will need to provide the divorce papers with which you have been served. You will then receive assistance in completing the Acknowledgement of Service and our guidance leaflets relating to the generally and regarding children, divorce and separation.

PLUS one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or, if you prefer, on the telephone (in one or more calls totalling one hour) on any issues which relate to your divorce, your children and/or your finances.

Gold Fixed Fee Divorce Package

£299 plus VAT

This is a more comprehensive service, for an uncontested divorce. We take the stress out of the process and manage and guide you through each step of the process.

In addition, you will get one hour direct legal advice either on the telephone or face to face (your choice) on any issues which are concerning you relating to your divorce, your children and/or your finances.

*Please note that each package above does not include the court fees you are required to pay directly to the court, unless you qualify with the Court for their means assessed remission of fees.

Please note that the prices mentioned above related to a divorce only and NOT to resolving the specialist issues of children and finances.

Where there are finances and children issues to be resolved, you are likely to need some extra help over and above the one hour’s worth of advice mentioned in the packages above.

In addition, even where you have been able to agree a resolution of your financial affairs, you would be strongly advised to have this formalised upon divorce, in an agreed Consent Order to prevent any future disputes in this regard.

If you would like to make an appointment, or receive further information in relation to the above packages please contact us on 01656 645525 or email family@berrysmith.com.

 

DISPUTED FINANCES

Given that each case is so variable, negotiation and Court proceedings are charged on a time recorded basis.

Fixed Fee For Obtaining A Divorce Consent Order As Applicant - Based on a broad financial agreement between the parties

Option 1 - Reviewing draft Consent papers

£249 plus VAT

Where you have received draft Consent Papers from your partner/representative, we will provide you with to one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or if you prefer, on the telephone on any issues of concern relating to your finances and a review of the Consent Papers. We will also provide you with a letter of advice on the terms of the Order.

Option 2 - We prepare the draft paperwork for submission to the Court, arranging for execution by both parties and obtaining the final Order.

£449 plus VAT (plus Court fee)

We will provide you with up to one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or if you prefer on the telephone, on any issues of concern in relation to your finances and will draft the relevant consent papers for your approval and seek to agree the specific terms, limited to minor amendments. If it becomes apparent that there is no broad agreement, then the case will then be charged on a time recorded basis Please note that this does not cover the Court fee for filing the Consent Papers at Court.

Cohabitation Agreement

£449 plus VAT

We will provide you with up to one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or, if you prefer, on the telephone on any issues of concern relating to your finances and will draft the relevant consent papers for your approval and seek to agree the specific terms, limited to minor amendments. If it becomes apparent that there is no broad agreement, then the case will be charged on a time recorded basis.

We will also provide you with a maximum of six letters each way plus one further hour speaking on the telephone and drafting the Cohabitation agreement, (using the information and documents provided by you) and seeking the execution of the same.

Fixed Fee Pre-Nuptial Agreement / Post-nuptial Agreement

£449 plus VAT

We will provide you with up to one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or if you prefer, on the telephone on any issues that are of concern relating to your finances. We will also provide up to two hours for drafting the Agreement, using the information and documents provided by you, and negotiating the terms of the agreement with your partner, or their representative. If it becomes apparent that there is no broad agreement, then the case will be charged on a time recorded basis

Fixed Fee Separation Agreement

£449 plus VAT

We will provide you with up to one hour of direct legal advice at our Bridgend office or if you prefer, on the telephone on any issues that are of concern relating to your finances. We will also provide up to two hours for drafting the Agreement, using the information and documents provided by you, and negotiating the terms of the agreement with your partner, or their representative. If it becomes apparent that there is no broad agreement, then the case will be charged on a time recorded basis.

Please contact our Family Team on 02920 345511 (Cardiff), 01656 645525 (Bridgend) or family@berrysmith.com for further details of our services and how we can assist you.

FIXED FEES

Fixed Fee Divorce

 

Initial Interview

£99 plus VAT

Petitioner

 

Bronze  

                                               £99 plus VAT

Silver

                                                    £199 plus VAT

Gold               

                                      £499 plus VAT

Respondent

 

Silver        

£149 plus VAT

Gold                                                     

£299 plus VAT

Divorce Consent Order

 

Option 1 

£249 plus VAT

Option 2

£449 plus VAT

(plus Court Fee)

Cohabitation Agreement                

£449 plus VAT

Pre or Post Nuptial Agreements

£449 plus VAT

Separation Agreement        

£449 plus VAT

                

   

 

 

Subject to terms mentioned above.