One of the most common phrases that Family lawyers hear is that of common law husband or wife, suggesting that people believe that they are entitled to a share of another person’s assets even if they are not married because they have lived...
We offer free hour consultations at Stafford and Stoke on Trent to help you consider your options without any obligation to instruct.
Walk in Clinics are also offered at both offices each Tuesday where free half hour consultations are available without the need to book an appointment.
Fixed Fee Divorce and Family Law Advice in Stafford and Stoke on Trent
We offer fixed fee packages for divorce proceedings and our specialists will discuss the costs at your free initial consultation.
We do offer fixed fees for other family law advice, but this is on a case by case basis as fixed fee packages are not always the best option for you. Most advice is charged at our hourly rates, but we always provide clear costs information at the outset and throughout.
Out of hours Family Law advice appointments in Stafford or Stoke on Trent
We understand that office hours aren’t always convenient and can provide out of hours family law advice appointments in Stafford or Stoke on Trent if requested. We aim to always be on hand to help.
Fee Exemptions or Fee Remissions
Persons on a low income can benefit from Court fee exemptions or reductions. You may not have to pay a fee, or you may get some money off if you have no savings or investments (or only a small amount) and receive certain benefits or are on a low income. You can also apply to get some or all of your money back if you’ve paid a fee in the last 3 months. However, you must have been eligible when you paid the fee. Our experts will assess your eligibility at your initial appointment.
Common Court Fees are:
|Application for a divorce, nullity or civil partnership dissolution||£550|
|Application for a financial order, other than by consent||£255|
|Application by consent for a financial order – fees order||£50|
|Application under the Children Act||£215|
|Application for an Injunction||£0|
Paying your Solicitors Costs
Most advice is charged at our hourly rates, but we always provide clear costs information at the outset and throughout. We offer instalment plans to help you budget the costs of your case.
Legal Aid remains in place for some areas of family law but is now less commonly available. Please see our legal aid section for more information.
We are able to put forward clients to Iceberg Credit for an Iceberg Client Credit account at the clients request. Such accounts allow you to finance the cost of your family legal fees and disbursements (subject to status) for up to 36 months, or until your case is completed if sooner.
As with any finance arrangement, it is important that you do not borrow more than you can afford to repay. Before applying you must be sure that your settlement will be sufficient to repay your Client Credit account in full at completion of your case or that you have some other means of repaying the outstanding balance, and that you can afford the minimum monthly interest payments. We can discuss the merits of your case with you but are not authorised to provide financial advice. If you are unsure as to whether this is the best way to finance your case, you should take independent financial advice. We do not receive any commission for our work with Iceberg Credit.
In April 2014, Resolution announced that they had selected Iceberg as their partner to offer matrimonial fee finance via their members.
If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members on 01785 252377 for Stafford appointments or on 01782 813315 for Stoke-on-Trent or Alsager appointments.