Law firms often offer a fixed fee for the whole matter to be dealt with including obtaining the dissolution of the partnership as well as dealing with any children issues and the finances of the partnership. In addition fixed fees can be 'packaged' so you can decide whether you need help just part of the process, for example reaching a financial settlement. Please check with the lawyer exactly what is included in the fixed fee and whether there are any other disbursements such as Court fees to be included.
Many legal service providers will offer fixed fees to assist you in making arrangements for your children following a family or relationship breakdown. This may be a fixed price first appointment to find out your rights and discuss your options, or more specific assistance with mediation, completing formal court applications, preparing witness statements or representing you at a hearing. All the fixed fees shown on JustBeagle include VAT but you should check with your Lawyer whether you will need to pay any Court fees or other disbursements.
Fixed fees are often available for co-habitation agreements dealing with child contact arrangements and finances in the event of a breakup and also for Deeds of Trust confirming how couples hold a property, Please check with the lawyer exactly what is included in the price they are offering.
Divorce and Dissolution
Fixed fees for Divorce or Dissolution of your Civil Partnership will vary depending on whether you are the Petitioner (issuing the Divorce Petition) or the Respondent (you received Divorce Petition). The fixed fees may be available for the whole process or as packaged fees to deal with different stages of the divorce including preparing the divorce petition. Obtaining the divorce or dissolution is only one part of the separation. In addition it may be necessary to deal with the couples finances. Fixed fees are available to deal with the finances but you will need to search for Financial Consent Orders. This will be an additional fee. Please ensure that you know exactly what is included in the fixed fee that you have been offered. Quoted prices on JustBeagle include VAT but do not include disbursements such as Court Fees. Check if other costs will be incurred, such as the Court fee which is currently £550 (at July 2017).
Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common and some lawyers are now offering to prepare these agreements for a fixed fee. The amount of the fixed fee will depend on the situation and the amount of the assets each party holds amongst other things. Please check with the lawyer exactly what is included in the price they are offering.
Upon separation in a marriage, civil partnership or co-habitation you can have an agreement prepared as to how your assets will be divided. This may be pending a divorce or dissolution of your civil partnership in the future, or you may just wish to separate and have assets that need to ensure that you are in agreement to prevent issues arising in the future.
Fixed fees are available to deal with the separation of your finances on divorce, dissolution of separation of a family. Often the work involved is 'packaged' to deal with particular aspects of the process, such as preparing a consent order once an agreement has been reached between the couple of completing the necessary financial information form (Form E) that will also be required. If you are able to reach agreement between yourselves this will be cheaper than if Court hearings are necessary or negotiations are required. Please check exactly what is included in the fixed fee package. All fixed fees quoted here include VAT but not disbursements such as expert or Court fees.