Divorce Costs and Timeframes

The most common question we’re asked is how long will everything take, and how much will it cost?

On the first question much depends on how things are dealt with, if there is a high level of emotion and alot of anxiety around whilst people try to resolve their differences themselves – very often the answer is ‘far too long!’

The received wisdom is to find a Resolution member solicitor, as we have a duty to work tirelessly in the most constructive way and to try to avoid things becoming confrontational – usually in the way that we write or speak to litigants in person or the solicitor on the other side can help prevent issues escalating.

On the second question ALWAYS check whether you’re entitled to legal aid, although beware – you may have to make monthly contributions or pay back the cost of your legal aid solicitor either from money you get in settlement or as a charge secured on your house! You should also be aware that significant changes now severely restrict legal aid eligibility.

As we will help you for low fixed fees or highly discounted hourly rates it’s worth checking us too. Please contact us for a personalised quotation.

Finally as the old saying goes – procrastination is the thief of time. If you or your spouse have decided that the marriage is over and there is no prospect of making things work, get the emotional support you need and try to move on…