Family Solicitors in Chester
family solicitors in Chester

Divorce Costs

At SAS Daniels we will always put the client first and deliver the highest quality of legal advice at the most reasonable cost possible.

For divorce and other family law cases we will discuss any costs at the outset of your case so that there are no surprises when the bill comes through. We will also discuss funding options with you to try and find the best payment method for your circumstances.

What is the cost of a divorce?

It is usual for family solicitors to charge on an hourly basis for the work they carry out. With this in mind the cost of any legal work will depend on the extent and complexity of the work that’s required. In some circumstances, we are able to offer fixed fee rates. For example for an undefended divorce or for separation deeds and consent orders which have already been agreed.

We will always try to give you an accurate estimate of costs at the outset and update you regularly throughout your case.

As an example, a divorce may involve one or more of the following aspects which need to be dealt with:

With each individual case the amount of work involved will vary. It will often depend on how much you and your ex-partner agree, or disagree on each component.

Depending on the attitude and willingness of both parties to reach an agreement negotiations can be either short or drawn out and as a result affect the overall cost.

Our family solicitors will assist you to reach a favourable agreement whilst maintaining control of the costs.

Who pays the legal fees for a divorce?

In the majority of cases, both parties will have their own solicitor and will be responsible for their own legal fees. However, It may be possible to include the payment of legal fees as part of the financial settlement.

You could also apply for a Legal Costs Order to enable you to finance the court proceedings from the outset.

If you would like to discuss an issue with one of our family law solicitors, please contact us and one of our specialist team will be happy to advise you.

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