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Divorce Services

Uncontested divorce Petitioner

We charge £399 plus VAT to manage your divorce from beginning to end (excluding coming to a specific arrangement for children or a binding financial settlement).

Our divorce solicitors will handle all aspects of your divorce including the preparation of your divorce paperwork, the filing of all necessary documents and dealing with any communication between the court and any opposing solicitors on your behalf.

You will additionally need to pay the court-filing fees (currently £550) or a process server fee if the respondent will not sign the divorce paperwork.

Uncontested Divorce Respondent

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

There’s less paperwork 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

Although rare, contested or defended divorce cases are often fraught with emotion and protracted over a long period of time. Contested divorces are also considerably more expensive with no guarantee as to the outcome.

Generally in any divorce or family law case negotiation and communication is key, between the parties involved, and the lawyers.

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

Divorce finances

A Decree Absolute brings a marriage to a legal end in England & Wales but it does not end the financial commitments that exist between the couple.

In order to end matrimonial financial commitments and to protect finances in divorce, a Financial Order from the court, such as a Clean Break Order, would mean that each person's financial affairs are completely separated from each other.

Sorting out any financial issues is vital for your future and the future of your children. Our specialist team of Divorce Solicitors are experts in achieving fair financial settlements and dealing with Uncooperative Spouses.

Consent order

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

There is an additional court fee of £50 (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.

Disputes

Cohabitation disputes

Our team of family law solicitors are able to advise and assist you in relation to any cohabitation dispute you may have. Cohabiting couples are partners who live together but are not married or part of a Civil Partnership.

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.

Inheritance disputes

Our inheritance dispute specialists can advise in circumstances where a dispute may be likely or if it has arisen following a death.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss and assess your case.

Our specialists are friendly, honest and will use every avenue to resolve your dispute.

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 & Probate

Will writing

Our family law solicitors have extensive experience in estate planning and will writing.

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

We can provide you with safe storage of your will, please just ask us.

Probate and administration of estates

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

The matters of Probate are full of complexity, 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.

Powers of attorney

We understand that setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney can be both expensive and confusing, especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of what needs to be done and what things need to be considered.

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.

Agreements

Fixed Fee Separation agreement

We charge a fixed fee of £499 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.

Prenuptial agreement

We charge a fixed fee of £499 plus VAT for pre-nuptial 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.

Cohabitation agreement

A Cohabitation Agreement is a legally binding document entered into by both of you to regulate your affairs in relation to money, property, and can also cover children issues, during the time that you are living together and can also deal with what will happen if you split up.

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