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De-Couple -One Couple-Single Divorce Lawyer Service

One Couple – One Divorce Lawyer

Our New De-Couple service is new and unique.

If you want your divorce to remain amicable and non judgmental then this service will be ideal, especially where there may be substantial assets such as properties and pensions to be settled and divided.

You only need one divorce lawyer!

We will progress your divorce for you at your own pace.
We will advise you on the merits of any tentative agreed settlement you have reached and work with you to close any gaps.
We will assist in instructing experts to obtain valuations of property and pensions and other assets and complete your financial disclosure.
We will meet with you both online or in person to finalise everything and submit a financial consent order to the court to bring your divorce to a close.
We will assist you with implementing any pension sharing and sale of any property or other assets. ( third parties may be recommended)
We will help you put your agreed child care arrangements into effect.

£2000 + vat per person fixed fee.

Fixed fee divorce - Petitioner

We charge a simple £399 plus VAT to manage your no fault divorce from beginning to end (excluding coming to a specific arrangement for children or a binding financial settlement).

Our expert divorce solicitors will handle all aspects of your no fault divorce including the preparation of your divorce paperwork, the filing of all necessary documents with the court and dealing with any communication between the court and any opposing solicitors on your behalf.

You may additionally need to pay the court-filing fees (currently £593) or a process server fee if the respondent will not acknowledge the divorce paperwork.

Fixed fee divorce - Respondent

We charge £200 plus VAT if you are not the one initiating the divorce.

There’s less forms if you are the respondent, but you’ll still need legal support, especially if you and your spouse are arguing over who should pay the costs.

Contested divorce - Variable fees

From April 6th 2022 there will be very limited grounds for defending a divorce application, mainly on jurisdiction arguments or lack of service.

If you believe a divorce should not take place in England and Wales because proceedings have started in another country or should take place there, then we can help. Also if you believe that a divorce application has been made but you have not had notice, we may be able to help.

 

For advice on divorce and how we can help, call us on 01793 847853 for advice.

Divorce finances -Variable fees

A Decree Absolute ( Final Order) brings a marriage to a legal end in England & Wales but it does not end the financial commitments that exist between the couple. This can often be the most stressful part of separating and it is always best to get good legal advice on any course of action to ensure you are being treated fairly.

Sorting out any financial issues in a divorce is vital for your future and the future of your children. Our specialist team of divorce lawyers are experts in achieving fair financial settlements and dealing with uncooperative Spouses if required, through skilled negotiation.

We will always aim to keep you out of court and to try and settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible. The end goal will always be to file an order with consent of both parties.

Our charges are based on the seniority of the lawyer dealing with your case and range from £100-£220 per hour.

We also have a fixed fee menu for the various stages of any financial application made to a court, so you know exactly what each stage will cost.

We can arrange for payment plans or loan  finance in high net worth cases or defer our fees until the end of your case, if required where there are considerable assets such as a property.

Fixed fee Consent order

We charge a fixed fee of £499 plus VAT to draft a consent order and have it it sealed by the court.

There is an additional court fee of £53 (at the time of writing). The consent order must have been agreed already so there is no disagreement as to the contents of the order.

The court can only seal consent orders once there are divorce proceedings under way.

Relationship Dispute Services

Cohabitation & relationship disputes

Most people do not get married and simply live together in a variety of relationships in 2022.
We believe that you should be able to get a good outcome regardless of your relationship status.

Our team of family law solicitors are able to advise and assist you in relation to any cohabitation or relationship problem you may have.

Whether you simply live with your partner, or in a civil partnership, we can help by giving you the most practical advice.

Children disputes

The breakdown of a relationship can be hard enough, but issues of contact and residence with your children can be further complicated.

Disputes over children arise when there is hostility between the parties, for example, if one parent wants to move away or abroad, or there are allegations of domestic violence or risk to children.

Call or contact OLS Solicitors today for a free consultation on any children disputes matter.

Domestic violence problems

If you are suffering from domestic violence in your relationship and need help, OLS Solicitors are here to act for you.

We can provide legal representation anywhere in England & Wales and we have experienced solicitors ready to act on your behalf.

Contact us today for a free consultation on domestic violence or abuse in a relationship.

Wills & End Of Life Services

Fixed fee Will writing

Our family law solicitors have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death.

You can make a convenient free initial appointment to discuss your affairs and only once you are happy will our solicitors draft your legal documents.

We can also provide you with free  safe storage for your will and notify your nearest and dearest, please just ask us.

A single will is £99 and a mirror or joint will is £199 (plus vat)

Probate and administration of estates

We will match you with the most suitable family law solicitor at OLS Solicitors to fit your individual needs.

Probate and estate administration can be complex and time consuming, which is why our service to you is honest, upfront and affordable.

We are flexible and allow you to choose how much of the work you wish for us to do, which can be arranged after your initial appointment.

Please download our probate fees document to see what your likely charges will be.

Fixed fee Powers of attorney

We understand that setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney for health or finances can be both expensive and confusing, especially if you are not familiar with the process and legal requirements.

Our team of solicitors will discuss, assess and then advise you on what kind of power of attorney will be needed for your situation.

They will then complete all documentation on your behalf and follow the necessary procedures to obtain your lasting power of attorney.

We charge a simple £99 (plus vat) for each attorney plus registration fee.

Legal Agreements

Fixed fee Cohabitation agreement

A Cohabitation Agreement is a legally binding document entered into by couples who wish to live together and have legal  protection in relation to money, property etc. It can also cover children issues, during the time that you are living together and can also deal with what will happen if you unfortunately have to split up.

We charge a fixed fee of £699 (plus VAT) to draft your cohabitation agreement and have it executed correctly.

Fixed fee Prenuptial agreement

We charge a fixed fee of (£699 plus VAT) for pre-nuptial agreements.

If you are going to get married or enter into a Civil Partnership but have existing money or assets you wish to protect, then this document will set out what you have agreed to exclude or include in the event of a separation or divorce.

Fixed Fee Separation agreement

We charge a fixed fee of £699 (plus VAT) for separation agreements. If you’re separating from your partner, but not yet ready for divorce, we can create a legally binding document that sets out the specifics of your separation. Although for us to do this, you and your partner will have to be in agreement on the details.

Parenting Agreements

A court will no longer make any orders about your children arrangements in a divorce. If you’re in agreement you can have a Parenting Agreement drawn up, which will cover a host of eventualities. As parents, having a reliable and workable routine is essential for your children’s wellbeing.
We can help work out those arrangements and create a workable written agreement for you.

£699 + vat