Divorce, Separation and Financial Arrangements

We have a dedicated family team spread across our 6 offices in the Solent area specialising in all areas of family law. We aim to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational manner by negotiated agreement. We have various accredited specialist solicitors as well as trained Collaborative lawyers and Mediators. However, when court proceedings are necessary, we have the expertise to run such cases decisively and effectively. 

Family law encompasses a full range of disputes and services including divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes, separation, children matters, and domestic abuse. We work within cohesive teams to offer you the right lawyer for your individual needs as we realise each case will require a different approach.

We fully recognise that this is an anxious and stressful time so aim to make the legal process as smooth, quick, and hassle free as possible. In this way, we offer flexibility and tailor make the service we offer to you in order to best suit your needs

 

Fixed Fee Divorce

With a fixed fee divorce our experienced family lawyers will prepare and file all the necessary documentation for an undefended divorce and guide you through the process.

Our family team consists of a variety of lawyers in each of our 6 offices, each of whom will be happy to discuss with you the full services that we offer.

Our fixed fee price for an undefended divorce will be as follows:

 

Petitioner                                                                                        Additional costs (Court fees):

Our Costs                                          £500.00                                 Divorce Petition Fee £550.00

Vat on Cost                                                                                          

(at present charged at 20%)             £100.00

Total Charge for our Services           £600.00                                 Total Court fees        £550.00

 

Total Fixed Fee Divorce                 £1,150.00

 

Respondent

Our Costs                                          £300.00                                

Vat on Cost                                                                                          

(at present charged at 20%)             £60.00

Total Charge for our Services           £360.00                                

 

Total Fixed Fee Divorce                 £360.00

 

Please note that the above fixed fees are subject to any changes in regard to VAT or Court fees.

The above fees do not include issues in relation to children or financial matters but quotes in respect of these areas can be provided upon request.

The above fees also do not include the cost of obtaining a certified copy of your marriage certificate should you be unable to provide the original as required by the petitioner nor do they include any costs in regard to deemed or personal service or amendments to a divorce petition should the respondent not cooperate with divorce proceedings.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Children
Collaborative law & Mediation (ADR)
Divorce & Civil Dissolution
Domestic Abuse
Financial Matters
Care Proceedings
Separation
 

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KEY CONTACTS
Katharine  Hetzel
Associate Solictor
Wickham
01329 833249
Liza Gatrell
Solicitor
Gosport
023 9266 0261
Sarra Gravestock
Solicitor
Waterlooville
023 92 251257
Jane Hansford
Solicitor
Wickham
01329 833249
Kate Knight
Solicitor
Portsmouth
023 9266 0261
Franca Webb
Associate Solicitor
Waterlooville
023 92251257
Stephanie Bellchambers
Director & Head of Family Law Department
Portchester
023 9237 0634
Jane Hodge
Director, Family Solicitor, Head of Immigration & Sports Law
Portsmouth
023 9266 0261
Alison Lee
Director, COLP, Head of Care & Vulnerable Client & LAA Admin
Portsmouth
023 9266 0261
 
 
On behalf of the children, I'd like to thank you for all the work you've done in securing the access that we have, especially the sleep-over access. We've had a great time with the 2 sleepovers that we've had so far and my daughter has really come out of her shell knowing that she can see me almost every other day. The children are generally more settled and definitely happier.
Mr J