As family law solicitors, we advise individuals and families based both in Warwickshire and across the UK on children, family and divorce law matters focusing on achieving the best result in the most cost-effective and straightforward manner.
When you are looking for divorce advice, it is important to find a divorce solicitor that will guide you through the process, from separation through to exploring whether you have grounds for divorce, the implications of divorce for children within the marriage and through to securing your divorce papers, the decree nisi and decree absolute.
Recognising that dealing with family problems can be a stressful and uncertain time, our lawyers will explore alternatives to court, including collaborative law and divorce mediation.
Our family and divorce lawyers advise on:
- pre-nuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements
- getting a divorce
- divorce mediation
- dissolution of civil partnerships
- relationship breakdown of unmarried couples
- collaborative law
- family mediation
- children's issues including orders to determine residence, contact, parental responsibility and permanent removal under the Children Act
Fixed fee consultation meeting
If you would like an initial fixed fee consultation to explore your options, do send us an enquiry and one of our expert family lawyers will arrange a convenient time to meet with you.
What is a fixed fee meeting?
We understand that family disputes are stressful and so finding the right family lawyer to deal with your case is important. A face to face meeting is important to establish a good working relationship with your lawyer based on trust and mutual respect. A confidential meeting will be arranged with an experienced family law solicitor where you will have the opportunity to discuss your personal circumstances and also receive clear and concise advice.
How long will it take?
The initial consultation meeting is crucial in order to gain an understanding of your case and so this should not be rushed. A fixed fee interview allows us to discuss your circumstances and give you clear advice tailored to your circumstances. Our initial consultation meetings usually last around 1.5 hours.
What will be covered in the meeting?
A short questionnaire, which will set out the background to your case, will be sent to you to complete in advance of the meeting. We will ask you to identify any concerns which you have so that we can focus our advice on the issues that matter the most to you and make the best use of the time available. The agenda for the first meeting will usually include the following:
- The background to your case and your concerns;
- Divorce - grounds, process, costs and timescales;
- Financial matters - options for dispute resolution (including mediation) financial disclosure, a financial application to the court including details of the process and procedure, the approach of the court in dealing with income, capital, pension claims and interim financial arrangements as well as costs and timescales;
- Children’s matters - parental responsibility, living arrangements, contact arrangements, any concerns arising, issuing a children’s application including details of the process, costs and timescales;
- Likely costs and funding options.
How much will it cost?
The cost for the initial meeting is £100 plus VAT (£120 inclusive).
We will ask you to make a payment on the day at the end of the meeting. We accept payment by cheque or debit card.
What is included in the fee?
Following the meeting we will write to you with a detailed client care letter setting out your instructions to us, our advice to you and the key issues relevant to your case. We will also confirm likely costs, timescales and explain your options and the next steps.