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Fixed-Fee Divorce

Edward Hands & Lewis offer a fixed fee divorce service, which has been developed to provide a cost effective solution to divorce proceedings.

We also offer advise upon divorce and separation where the divorce is defended.

The cost of our fixed fee divorce service depends on whether you are:

  1. The Petitioner (the person initiating proceedings)
  2. The Respondent (the person who has received notice of the divorce)

The costs of any disbursements will be the same with any firm as they relate to court fees, and it may be possible to recover some of the costs back from your spouse.

Payment for our costs can be spread (interest free) over 6 monthly installments as we appreciate that going through a divorce can be a stressful time and that it is not always easy to find the full cost of the process upfront. We believe that it is helpful for our clients to know at the outset what the divorce process will cost and when they will need to make the payments.

Our fixed fee divorce installment payments plan includes all steps from initial instruction through to obtaining the Decree Absolute, which finalises the divorce.

Benefits of our Service

  • You can meet with one of our lawyers for a free of charge initial meeting to decide how best to proceed.
  • You have a choice of which office is best for you across the UK.
  • Peace of mind that you will receive a professional service at a fixed fee price.
  • You will be able to speak to an experienced family lawyer assigned to your case throughout the legal process.

What work is covered

We cover:

  • The preparation and issue of the Divorce Petition,
  • Preparation of all documents needed to progress the divorce,
  • Obtaining the Decree Absolute in an undefended divorce.
  • Corresponding with the Court and your spouse on your behalf in relation to the divorce application.

What work is not covered

  • Any work required if the divorce is defended.
  • Any work required if the divorce petition needs to be amended following it being issued by the Court.
  • Process Server fee if the paperwork needs to be personally served on your spouse.
  • Fee for obtaining copy marriage certificate.
  • Fee for translation of marriage certificate in a foreign language.
  • Advice in respect of detailed arrangements concerning finance or children.

These services can all be provided if needed but are not included within the fixed fee above.

Respondent Divorce

Should you wish to Cross Petition or defend the divorce this will mean additional work which will be charged at the relevant fee earners hourly rate. Any work on finances or children will also be outside the fixed fee.  We would, however, provide full cost estimates before commencing any work for you and can similarly arrange for any costs to be paid in installments.

Arranging the initial meeting
To arrange your free  initial assessment please call us and speak with one of the members of our family team.

It is helpful if you could bring along to that meeting (but not a problem if you forget!):

1. Your marriage certificate
2. Two forms of identification, including one photographic form of ID.


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