Fixed Fee Packages

Legal Aid Packages for Divorce Matters - PETITIONER

If are thinking about starting divorce proceedings, please read on to understand what service we offer you, and our tiered price package:

  • What IS included in our fixed fee divorce?
    • Preparation of your divorce application
    • Preparation of all legal documents required for an uncontested divorce
    • Dealing with all steps from filing your application at court to applying for decree absolute
    • Writing to the court and to your spouse or his/her solicitors as necessary in relation to the divorce
    • Keeping you advised about progress at all stages
    • VAT
  • What is NOT included in our fixed fee divorce?
    • Dealing with your divorce if it becomes contested by your spouse
    • Dealing with a divorce with a foreign element
    • Dealing with a divorce based on adultery where a co-respondent is named in the divorce petition
    • Making changes to your divorce application after it has been issued by the court
    • Proceedings or correspondence to resolve financial matters
    • Proceedings or correspondence relating to children
    • The costs or work involved in personally serving any documents on your spouse
    • The cost of any work involved in locating your spouse
    • The cost of any extra applications that may need to be made to the court during the court process
    • Obtaining a duplicate copy of your marriage certificate if you can’t find the original
    • Obtaining a duplicate copy of your decree absolute if you have lost it
    • Any court fees including the fee for issuing the divorce application, and the fee for applying for decree absolute

Our Fixed Fee Packages

Tier 1 - £400.00 + VAT + Disbursements of £410.00

Our Tier 1 package is applicable to those who are currently in employment.

Tier 2 - £250.00 + VAT

Our Tier 2 package is applicable to those who are in receipt of Benefit, such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, and Pension Credits. We will require evidence of the benefit received.

Please note, you may be exempt from some, or all of the court fees, depending on your financial circumstances.

Tier 3 (Do it yourself) - £100.00 + VAT

Our Tier 3 ‘DIY’ package is available to everyone, and involves a single appointment with one of our family solicitors. Advice in relation to Divorce Proceedings would be provided, along with all the necessary forms, together with advice on how to complete them. The fee would be payable on the day of the meeting.

How to pay?

Payment cannot be easier. We accept all major credit / debit cards and are able to process cash, cheques. Alternatively, we can set up a standing order for fixed, regular payments from your bank account.

If you are interested in any of the above fixed fee packages, then please contact us to arrange an appointment with our relevant solicitor, on one of the numbers listed below:

Pontypridd Office
Pencoed Office
Talbot Green Office
Swansea
01443 486666
01656 862424
01443 223265
01792 455400

Alternatively, you can email your query to info@dwharris.co.uk, or complete our online query form .

Legal Aid Packages for Divorce Matters - RESPONDENT

If your husband or wife has started, or is about to start divorce proceedings, please read on to understand what service we offer you, and our tiered price package:

  • What IS included in our fixed fee divorce?
    • Advising you about your options in relation to divorce and advising you about a draft divorce petition and statement of arrangements for children prepared by your husband/wife’s solicitors, helping you to negotiate any necessary changes to that documentation.
    • Advising you when you receive the divorce petition from the court office and helping you to complete all the legal documents required for an uncontested divorce.
    • Writing to the court and to your husband/wife or his/her solicitors as necessary in relation to the divorce.
    • Keeping you advised about progress at all stages.
    • Advising you about the prospects, as respondent, of applying for the decree absolute if necessary.
    • VAT
  • What is NOT included in our fixed fee divorce?
    • Any court fees. Most of the fees for a divorce are paid by the petitioner but if you have to apply for the decree absolute you will have to pay a court fee, currently £45.00. You can apply to the court for a reduction or exemption. This process is quite complicated; please ask us if you would like us to explain it to you.
    • Dealing with your divorce if it becomes contested (defended).
    • Dealing with a divorce with a foreign element.
    • Advising the co-respondent where a co-respondent is named in the divorce petition.
    • Proceedings or correspondence to resolve financial matters, but take a look at our “fixed fees in financial remedy following divorce” package.
    • Proceedings or correspondence relating to children.
    • The cost of any extra applications that may need to be made to the court during the court process, these are quite unusual, and we would discuss the likely cost before we get involved.
    • Obtaining a duplicate copy of your decree absolute.

Our Fixed Fee Packages

Tier 1 - £250.00 + VAT

Our Tier 1 package is applicable to those who are currently in employment.

Tier 2 - £150.00 + VAT

Our Tier 2 package is applicable to those who are in receipt of Benefit, such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, and Pension Credits.

How to pay?

Payment cannot be easier. We accept all major credit / debit cards and are able to process cash, cheques. Alternatively, we can set up a standing order for fixed, regular payments from your bank account.

If you are interested in any of the above fixed fee packages, then please contact us to arrange an appointment with our relevant solicitor, on one of the numbers listed below:

Pontypridd Office
Pencoed Office
Talbot Green Office
Swansea
01443 486666
01656 862424
01443 223265
01792 455400

Alternatively, you can email your query to info@dwharris.co.uk, or complete our online query form .