Fixed Fee Service

At the first interview we will take detailed instructions from you relating to your matter and discuss with you whether your specific circumstances are suitable for a fixed fee service package.

In addition to the fees detailed below Hine Downing can also provide, upon request, a fixed fee service in respect of divorce financial matters, issues relating to children and domestic violence cases. Once we have obtained details of your specific case we will confirm the fixed fee quotation which will be specifically tailored to your individual matter so that you can be sure that you will pay the appropriate amount for your personal circumstances.

We will advise you as to the general issues and procedural matters involved with your case and the likely level of costs if your matter is not suitable for a fixed fee quotation. We are pleased to provide a free 30-minute initial consultation on any family matter.

General Family Advice

Our Fee VAT Court Fees Total
One-hour appointment £95 £19 N/A £114

Divorce Fixed Fees (full package)

Our Fee VAT Court Fees Total
Petitioner £475 £95 £550 £1120
Respondent £250 £50 N/A £300

Divorce Fixed Fee (checking of forms only)

Our Fee VAT Court Fees Total
Checking of divorce forms £150 £30 N/A £180

 

Our divorce fixed fees include all necessary procedural steps up to and including obtaining the final divorce order, the Decree Absolute. We will outline the divorce procedure at the initial interview and give you step-by-step advice and updates throughout your matter as it progresses.

What is not included:

  • Any aspect of the divorce procedure which is defended by your spouse (applies only if you are the petitioner)
  • Any necessary steps to prove service/apply for deemed service of your divorce papers if your spouse does not co-operate with the procedure (applies only if you are the petitioner)
  • Advice and dealing with any legal issues relating to children or finances

Dissolution of Civil Partnership Fixed Fees

Our Fee VAT Court Fees Total
Petitioner £475 £95 £550 £1120
Respondent £250 £50 N/A £300

 

Our fixed fees relating to civil partnership dissolution include all necessary procedural steps up to and including obtaining the final civil partnership dissolution order. We will outline the civil partnership dissolution procedure at the initial interview and give you step-by-step advice and updates throughout your matter as it progresses.

What is not included:

  • Any aspect of the civil partnership dissolution procedure which is defended by your partner (applies only if you are the petitioner)
  • Any necessary steps to prove service/apply for deemed service of your civil partnership dissolution papers if your partner does not co-operate with the procedure (applies only if you are the petitioner)
  • Advice and dealing with any legal issues relating to children or finances

 

Change of Name Deed Fixed Fees

Our Fee VAT CourtFees Total
Adult £75 £15 N/A £90
Child £150 £30 N/A £180

 

Other Fixed Fees

Our Fee VAT Court Fees Total
Clean Break Consent Order. Fees From£500 +VAT £50
Prenuptial Agreement. Fees From£500 +VAT N/A
Separation Agreement. Fees From£500 +VAT N/A
Parental Responsibility Agreement. Fees from… £150 £30 N/A £180
Living Together Agreements. Fees From£500 +VAT N/A £420

 

If your matter requires additional work outside the fixed fee limitations, full details of which will be provided, then we can still complete the additional work under our hourly rate service.

Court Fees

You may be eligible for a reduction or exemption of the aforementioned court fees depending on your financial circumstances. We will confirm at the first interview whether you are likely to be eligible and the information/documentation we require from you.

To Arrange an Appointment

If you would like to arrange a free initial consultation please either telephone 01326 316655 or send an email to general@hinedowning.com with details of your full name, nature of your enquiry and when you are available for an appointment.