63 Commercial Road, Southampton SO40 3AH
023 8066 6636
We deal with the following issues:
•Divorce and matrimonial finances / ancillary relief (including fixed fee packages)
•Co-habitees and same sex couples
•Children issues including:
Child Arrangement Orders
Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders
We are a team of experienced lawyers who are used to dealing with all types of legal issues. Over the years we have forged links with other reliable professionals in various fields such as Mediation, Accounting, Pensions and Finance. The combined efforts of ourselves and the professionals we instruct if necessary on your behalf would all be directed as securing the outcome that is right for you and your family.
The Partner responsible for our Family Law Department is Peter Clarke, founder of the firm and a practitioner in Totton for over 20 years.
We have designed a Fixed Fee Package for various aspects of Divorce/ Financial / Children work which will be suitable for most persons who instruct us. If the matter is particularly complex, and most cases do not fall into that category, then a Fixed Fee will most likely be suitable for you. Our Fixed Fees are as follows:
•Divorce: £400.00 plus VAT plus Court fees (£550.00 as at 1st April 2016) This covers the drafting and issue of a Divorce Petition plus associated advice
•Acting in Divorce proceedings on behalf of the Respondent: £250.00 plus VAT
•£400.00 plus VAT to draft a Consent Order in agreed Financial Relief proceedings
•£600.00 plus VAT to draft a Children Application and to attend as representatives for the 1st hearing.
•£100.00 plus VAT to examine Court paperwork filled in by the client and to advise on whether all is correct.
•£3000.00 plus VAT plus Court Fees: to act in contested Financial proceedings by way of preparation of the Application, issue of the Application and attending the 1st Court Appointment.
(To avoid uncertainty none of our Fixed Fee Packages include disbursements in the way of Court Fees or other necessary associated expenditure and Fixed Fees may not be available in areas of particular complexity). Our hourly charge-out rate is £175.00 per hour plus VAT. The Fixed Fee Packages are designed to save money when set against instructing us to work on your behalf at an hourly rate.