Family Law

Family Law

We offer expert advice on the legal and financial implications of a relationship breakdown and assistance to you to find a lasting solution for you and your family at this stressful time.

Alan Caldwell

Partner and Head of Family
Tel: +44 (0)1799 526 849
Email: alan.caldwell@fmc-solicitors.com

Separation and Divorce

The end of a relationship or the breakup of a marriage can be a stressful time for all parties involves. You may be concerned about your current financial and property arrangements, and how this will affect any children you may have.

Fixed Fee Divorce advice with personal attendance by a trained lawyer
At FM&C, we are pleased to be able to offer a fixed fee package for straightforward undefended divorces. For Petitioners (i.e., where you start the divorce and we prepare the divorce petition for you), the cost is £550 plus VAT and court fees. For Respondents (i.e., where we receive the divorce papers and deal with them on your behalf), the cost is £195 plus VAT. Please note that in the event of exceptional difficulties such as the Respondent failing to co-operate in the divorce court process, it may be necessary to incur additional expense. We would advise about this in advance of incurring such expense.  Currently the Court fees are £410 for the issue of the petition.

Other fees
If your divorce is outside our fixed fee scope or if you require help in any other aspect such as advice concerning property, finances and children, charges are made with reference to the amount of time spent and work involved and you will be advised separately of the likely cost of such work.

Separation
You may be married but do not want to contemplate divorce at this stage, or you may be in a relationship but unmarried and still wish to resolve issues with a separating partner. In either case, we can advise you as to your legal rights and assist you in resolving issues arising from the separation.

Civil partnership dissolution
We are able to advise you as to the law and procedure in dissolving your Civil Partnership and the financial and property issues to may follow. We can also advise you whether the dissolution process may be handled under the equivalent of our fixed-fee divorce scheme.

For more information, please view our Separation and Divorce FAQs.

Information about our practice: Family Law – Introduction.

Information about our Other Family Services.

Need urgent assistance?

If you need to speak with a lawyer urgently, we offer an initial no fee brief to establish how we can be of assistance.

For more information, please telephone +44 (0)1799 526 849

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