Holdens Solicitors - Fixed Fees

Divorce

First Appointment – General Advice and Information

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Covers all areas of Family Law
  • Monies payable in advance or at the appointment

£100 + VAT

Petitioner Uncontested Divorce – Assistance in Completion of Documents

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Divorce information to client and assisting in completing Divorce Petition
  • Does not include finances or children advice

£175 + VAT

Petitioner Uncontested Divorce  - Complete Divorce Package

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Whole Divorce, to include completion of Forms, issuing Petition through to Decree Absolute
  • Only with full cooperation of spouse
  • Does not include finances or children advice
  • Does not include translation of marriage certificate, tracing of spouse or personal service

£550 + VAT
+ Court Fees

 

Respondent Uncontested Divorce – Complete Divorce Package

  • 30 minute appointment including assisting in completing the Acknowledgment of Service and providing information in relation to the divorce generally
  • Does not include any children or finances advice

£175 + VAT

Financial Matters

First Appointment – General Advice and Information

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Covers all areas of Family Law
  • Monies payable in advance or at the appointment
£100 + VAT

 Drafting an Agreed Consent Order without assets

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Drafting a Consent Order - no assets

£350 + VAT + Court Fee £50

Drafting an Agreed Consent Order with assets

  • Order following agreement reached via Mediation or otherwise
  • Assisting with completion of statement of information, and provide you with information to enable you to proceed and lodge this at  Court

Please note that within this fixed fee we will not be involved in any negotiations or advice about the agreement reached as to whether it is fair or appropriate. Advice and negotiation are available as a tailored service only.


£500 + VAT + Court Fee £50

Negotiating and Finalising Disputed Financial Settlement

  • Taking full instructions from client
  • Seeking full financial disclosure from other party
  • Considering such disclosure and advising in relation to settlement
  • Negotiating on clients behalf relating to all aspects of the financial settlement
  • Making application to Court (if necessary) and representation throughout
  • Preparation of Final Consent Documentation

Work will be undertaken at the hourly rate of the nominated Fee Earner as prescribed

 

Fee Earner Hourly Rates

+

Court Fees

Transfer of Equity costs

  • 30 minute appointment to provide instructions
  • All searches and preparation of documentation
  • Completion of the transaction including Registration where necessary

£300 + VAT and Third Party Fees 

Will Preparation

  • 30 minute appointment to provide instructions
  • Fully prepared Single Will
  • Free Secure Storage of Original Will

£120 + VAT

Children

First Appointment – General Advice and Information

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Covers all areas of Family Law
  • Monies payable in advance or at the appointment
 £100 + VAT

Applicant in Children Proceedings – assistance in completing forms

This will provide clients with the relevant forms and guidance to make their own application to the Court but will include advice and referral to Mediation Services.

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Provision of appropriate forms, advice, referral to Mediation and completing necessary forms and information leaflets

£150 + VAT
+ mediation fee of £36

 Applicant in Children Proceedings

This will provide clients with a service in which we will complete the relevant Court documentation and lodge the same with the Court on their behalf.

  • Further 30 minute appointment
  • Completion of Court Forms
  • Providing advice and information leaflets
  • This will include lodging at court

£250 + VAT

+ Court Fee £215

Respondent in Children Proceedings

  • 30 minute appointment to advise on Application and assist in completing Acknowledgement Document

£150 + VAT

Court attendance on children matters

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Consideration of a limited amount of paperwork
  • Attendance at Court up to 2 ½ hours

This will not include consideration of a large volume of paperwork prior to any Court appointment.
This will exclude Final Hearings and Finding of Fact and any substantive hearing. An attendance at Court consists of 2 ½ hours (to include the Hearing time). If the time goes over, then the fee will be charged at the hourly rate of the fee earner and we will require monies on account of costs in those circumstances are anticipated

 

£400 + VAT

Representation Throughout Disputed Court Proceedings

This service provides the client will the highest level of service in which we will advise and represent throughout the proceedings until conclusion. It will include :

  • Taking full instructions from client
  • Negotiations with the opponent directly or Legal Representative in relation to the disputed issues
  • Keeping client informed and advised at all times
  • Making application to Court (if necessary) and representation throughout

Work will be undertaken at the hourly rate of the nominated Fee Earner as prescribed in the Terms of Business.

 

Hourly rate of Fee Earner + Court Fees

Deeds and Agreement

First Appointment – General Advice and Information

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Covers all areas of Family Law
  • Monies payable in advance or at the appointment
  • Second half hour is charged at £75 + VAT
£100 + VAT

 

Change of Name Deed

Preparation of an undisputed Change of Name Deed

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Preparing Deed
  • Attending client for signature and providing 4 additional copies

£75 + VAT

Parental Responsibility Agreement

Preparation of an undisputed Parental Responsibility Agreement

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Preparing the Agreement document
  • Advising and assisting in it’s completion and registration

Please note that within this fixed fee we will not be involved in any negotiations or advice about the agreement reached as to whether it is fair or appropriate. Advice and negotiation are available as a tailored service only.

£150 + VAT

 

Deed of Separation

Preparation of the Deed based on agreement already having been reached between parties

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Drafting the Deed following agreement reached via Mediation or otherwise
  • Providing you with the document and information as to how to proceed.

Please note that within this fixed fee we will not be involved in any negotiations or advice about the agreement reached as to whether it is fair or appropriate. Advice and negotiation are available as below.

£450 + VAT

Where agreement has not been reached between the parties:

  • Taking full instructions from client
  • Negotiations with the opponent directly or Legal Representative in relation to the disputed issues
  • Keeping client informed and advised at all times
  • Preparing the final documentation for signature

Work will be undertaken at the hourly rate of the nominated Fee Earner as prescribed in the Terms of Business

Hourly rate of Fee Earner + Court Fees

Prenuptial Agreement

Based on agreement already having been reached between parties

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Preparation of the Agreement
  • Provision of the document and information as to how to proceed
  • Please note that within this fixed fee we will not be involved in any negotiations or advice about the agreement reached as to whether it is fair or appropriate. Advice and negotiation are available as below.

£5000 + VAT

Where agreement has not been reached between the parties:

  • Taking full instructions from client
  • Negotiations with the opponent directly or Legal Representative in relation to the disputed issues
  • Keeping client informed and advised at all times
  • Preparing the final documentation for signature

Work will be undertaken at the hourly rate of the nominated Fee Earner as prescribed in the Terms of Business

 

Hourly rate of Fee Earner + Associated Fees

Cohabitation Agreement

Based on agreement already having been reached between parties

  • 30 minute appointment
  • Preparing document
  • Provision of the document and information as to how to proceed
  • Please note that within this fixed fee we will not be involved in any negotiations or advice about the agreement reached as to whether it is fair or appropriate. Advice and negotiation are available as below.

 

£450 + VAT

Where agreement has not been reached between the parties

  • Taking full instructions from client
  • Negotiations with the opponent directly or Legal Representative in relation to the disputed issues
  • Keeping client informed and advised at all times
  • Preparing the final documentation for signature

Work will be undertaken at the hourly rate of the nominated Fee Earner as prescribed in the Terms of Business

 

Hourly rate of Fee Earner + Associated Fees