For clients in receipt of welfare benefits

We offer a reduced fixed fee on divorce to clients in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Job-seeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee Credit

Fixed fee divorce/dissolution Petitioner (if you are divorcing someone).

Costs £240.00
Court Fees £550.00 (see below)
Total £790.00
VAT £48.00
Total £838.00

In relation to the Court fees of £550.00 mentioned above, which covers the court fee on issue of the petition and a further court fee for application to make the Decree Nisi Absolute, if you are in receipt of one of the benefits listed above, with up-to-date evidence as required, clients should be entitled to a full remission of the court fees, subject to application and approval by the court.

Fixed Fee divorce/dissolution Respondent (if someone is divorcing you)

Costs £150.00
VAT £30.00
Total £180.00

What is included in the fixed fee divorce?

  • Initial free consultation with one of our expert family lawyers together with the email, telephone number and mobile number for your lawyer.
  • Correspondence and discussions with you, the court and the other side in respect of the divorce proceedings.
  • Drafting the divorce/dissolution supporting documents namely;-

For the Petitioner

  • Divorce/Dissolution Petition,
  • Statement of Arrangements for the children, where appropriate,
  • Reconciliation Certificate,
  • Application for directions for trial of the Petition,
  • Statement in support of the petition
  • Application for the decree nisi/conditional order
  • Decree Absolute/Final Dissolution Order

For the Respondent

  • Preparing the acknowledgement of service
  • Checking court papers
  • Certificate of Entitlement to a divorce
  • Decree Nisi/Conditional Order
  • Decree Absolute/Final Dissolution Order

What is not included in the fixed fee divorce?

  • Obtaining a duplicate marriage certificate
  • Costs involved if the divorce/dissolution is defended
  • Fees charged by process server or bailiff should it be necessary to arrange personal service of documents
  • The cost of amending divorce/dissolution papers after they have been lodged with the court.
  • If acting for the Respondent the cost of applying to the court for the decree absolute/final dissolution order
  • Dealing with any issue relating to the children, property, finances or domestic violence
  • The cost of tracing one party
  • The costs of applications for additional directions or orders such as deemed service or substituted service or omitting an address from documents.
  • Representing you at court in respect of your divorce/dissolution
  • Enforcing costs orders made
  • Defending any allegations made


If at any time one of the above applies to your case or some unforeseen complication arises then you will no longer qualify for the fixed fee. We will notify you about this and we can discuss any issues. If appropriate we will try to give you an estimate of the likely costs to be involved in concluding or dealing with your divorce.

Payment of fixed fees and evidence of benefits

  • Evidence of the applicable benefits must be dated no more than one month prior to your first appointment.
  • Evidence of the applicable benefits must be produced at the first appointment in order that the appointment proceed.
  • Fixed Fee Payment should be made, in full, at the beginning of the first appointment.