Fixed Fee Divorce

Fixed Fee Divorce

By Connie Shelley

Looking to start your divorce and feeling overwhelmed? Speak to our Family Team to put your mind at ease; they will deal with the process for you from start to finish. At Everys, we offer a fixed fee divorce for £300 plus VAT (excluding any disbursements) which includes advice and updates at every stage.

What does a fixed fee divorce mean and what does this include?

In April 2022, new legislation was created to completely change the process and introduce a no-fault divorce. There is no longer any requirement to provide a reason for the divorce; the only reason is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

This has enabled Everys to offer a fixed fee divorce which helps to keep costs low, taking the worry and stress away from you.

The fixed fee will cover all your legal fees in relation to the divorce only. This does not include any work or advice given to you regarding the financial aspect of your divorce or any children matters.

The fixed fee will remain in place unless the divorce becomes contested at which point, we will advise you as to the next steps in moving towards an hourly rate. Since the change in the law, the divorce can only be contested based on jurisdiction, not simply because one party does not agree to a divorce.

Disbursements such as court fees, process servers, and counsel’s fees are not included in the fixed fee.

We cannot offer the fixed fee to any clients where there may be issues concerning jurisdiction.

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are external fees. They are payments that need to be made to a third party by your solicitor and are, therefore, separate fees that need to be paid in advance.

In a typical divorce these would be as follows: –

£593 court fee (This is due to be increased to £652 in 2024). We can advise you as to whether you may be entitled to any fee remissions for this cost.

Need our help?

To read more about the divorce process, including timescales and what each stage means, have a look at our blog ‘How long does a divorce take?’.

If you need help, get in touch by calling us free on 0800 8840 640; completing our online enquiry form https://www.everys.co.uk/contact-us/ or emailing FamilyNewEnquiries@everys.co.uk.