Even at the best of times, the divorce process is inherently uncertain, contentious and destabilising. A fixed fee divorce gives you the power to know what you will be paying right from the start and once you know the cost for a specific list of work, it can help you remain in control of your finances, while also providing you with a clear idea of what your solicitor will be doing for you.

One major problem with professional legal advice, is that when work is billed by the hour, fees can quickly spiral out of control; a fixed fee divorce solicitor can help guard against this possibility, ensuring that the processes relating to courts, forms and co-petitioners are dealt with under a clear fixed fee, leaving you able to focus on other matters – for example, your children, your health and your broader financial concerns.

Oratto offers a fixed-price divorce service that helps couples achieve clarity regarding the legal services they use to successfully divide property, pensions and other assets on divorce. Of course, in some cases you might not need a solicitor, if you agree on every aspect of your split and have complete trust in each other's full disclosure of assets, then your divorce will be as straightforward as it can be. But, for the most part, there is no substitute for having a divorce lawyer to ensure your interests are protected, and by instructing them on a fixed fee basis you will have further confidence, clarity and security.

Fees and charges

There are a number of fees divorcing couples may have to pay in England & Wales. These include:

  • Mandatory court fee for divorce or dissolution: £550
  • Court fee for a consent order: £50
  • Application fee for a financial order: £255 (If the financial settlement can't be agreed, and you need to take the matter to court)

You may be able to get assistance with the above fees if you are on certain benefits or if you have savings and income below a certain amount.

Orratto fixed fees for legal services

Oratto's member lawyers offer:

  • Uncontested Petitioner Divorce: acting for the petitioner when the respondent does not intend to defend the case, face to face meetings and all correspondence included
  • Uncontested Petitioner Correspondence Divorce: as above but no face-to-face meetings – email only service
  • Respondent Uncontested Divorce: acting for the respondent when he or she does not wish to defend the case, face to face meetings and all correspondence included

These fees are applicable for the formal and legal dissolving of the marriage only. If you need legal advice and representation for consent orders regarding your finances and matters relating to children, there will be further fees.

These include the following:

  • Uncontested clean break orders
  • Respondent consent order advice
  • Child issues consultation appointments
  • Financial consultation appointment

For full details of our fixed price divorce costs please see the table below.

Fixed Price Divorce Fee

Uncontested Petitioner Divorce

This is an inclusive service that includes face-to-face meetings, telephone appointments, emails etc. There is a 3 working day turnaround in respect of inbound/outbound correspondence.

£650 + vat

Uncontested Petitioner Correspondence Divorce

This is an email only service. Telephone or face-to-face meetings charged additionally. There is a 5 day turnaround in respect of inbound/outbound emails.

£375 + vat

Respondent Uncontested Divorce

This is an inclusive service that includes face-to-face meetings, telephone appointments, emails etc. There is a 3 working day turnaround in respect of inbound/outbound correspondence.

£350 + vat
Fixed Price Consent Orders

Uncontested Clean Break Consent Order

This is an email only service. Telephone or face-to-face meetings charged additionally. There is a 5 day turnaround in respect of inbound/outbound emails. This is a drafting only service and doesn’t include advice on the fairness of the financial agreement

£300 + vat

Respondent Consent Order Advice

This is an email only service. Telephone or face-to-face meetings charged additionally. There is a 3 day turnaround in respect of inbound/outbound emails. Advice given will only relate to the terms of order/drafting only, the service doesn’t include advice on the fairness of the financial agreement

£150 + vat
Fixed Price Appointments

Child Issues Consultation

This will consist of a telephone appointment lasting between 45 – 60 minutes appointment. A letter of advice will be sent to the client following the appointment

£200 + vat

Financial Consultation

This will consist of a telephone appointment lasting between 45 – 60 minutes appointment. A letter of advice will be sent to the client following the appointment

£200 + vat

Peace of mind at an uncertain time

Since the ending of legal aid for divorce, fixed fee divorce solicitor services provide the best opportunity for divorcing couples to receive legal advice at a clear, manageable and definable price.

For those who have only relatively minor dispute at the heart of their divorce and non-complex non-high value estates, fixed fee divorce could well be the answer as it can help you ensure that you are fully represented throughout the process and at no risk of incurring any unpleasant invoices for divorce legal work.

Not suitable for everyone

However, such services may not always be the best option for those who are involved in the most contentious separations. Quite simply, if you can't agree on anything and struggle to keep things civil, it is unlikely that a fixed fee divorce solicitor will be right for you.

Find a Fixed Fee Divorce Solicitor Today

If you would like Oratto to help you find the fixed fee divorce solicitor who is right for you, get in touch with us today. You can email us – contact@oratto.co.uk – call our national helpline on 01243 850603 or fill in our enquiry form.

Our experience can help you build your future with the minimum of contention and the maximum of clarity.