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By providing fixed fees this will help you budget, in times that are financially difficult.
However, please note that additional costs will be incurred at my hourly rate if there are complexities and unexpected problems e.g where the Respondent cannot be located or will not sign the papers or where experts are required or where you prefer a Barrister to represent you.
The fixed fees in a Divorce would not cover any advice or work that you may require concerning issues over the children or financial matters.
I will however, prior to carrying out additional work inform you of the costs to be incurred so that you can make the appropriate choices.
For all work that does not fall within our fixed fee schemes then this will be based on my hourly rate and please see “How much will it cost” under my FAQ section for details.
For work that doesn't fall within our fixed fee scheme, I will always use my experience to provide you with realistic figures for what your costs could reach before you agree to continue. If you prefer we can also agree an upper budget limit for you so that if we reach that figure, I will inform you and you can then decide how or if you want to proceed.
Unbundling Your Costs
We are all now familiar with buying mobile phones, TV and broadband packages that offer "bundles" of benefits for which you pay accordingly. Most of my clients prefer myself to act for them from the beginning to the end of their matter dealing with all correspondence and negotiations on their behalf and representing them at all Court hearings. However if you are looking at a more affordable alternative to your legal advice and representation then I can offer our Unbundled services.
Unbundling is a way that gives you the option of taking on parts of the legal matter yourself. You would be responsible for dealing with all correspondence and negotiations with the other side and just seeking our advice on a specific matter or stage. You could also instruct us to represent you at a specific Court hearing as your advocate but again you would be responsible for the issuing of those proceedings and all dealings with the Court and any experts required or any matters to be attended to after the hearing. Your costs would then be based on our hourly rate ( See FAQ: how much will it cost) for the actual work we complete for you.
I cannot offer an Unbundled package for all the work that I do and there are conditions that apply which I would be happy to discuss with you if this may be of interest to you
You can find out more about our free initial consultations and competitive flexible payment options, by contacting FMD solicitors Rochdale on 01706 645 656 or by using the call back form on the Family and Matrimonial page.
We have a number of packages to offer you.
If your case cannot be resolved at the first Court Hearing then my costs will be based upon my hourly rate and please see our FAQ.
It is correct that for some of the work that we are offering as a fixed fee you will see advertised cheaper on the internet.
If you wish to trust such an important matter as a divorce, to an online service then that is of course your choice.
However, when dealing with an online services you do not know who is actually doing your work with most of it most likely to be carried out not by one of the Partners of the firm but by a Clerk.
A lot of people like to have personal contact with their Solicitor who is dealing with their case, which I provide.
If you deal with an online Company they could well be at the opposite end of the country.
I am available to see or speak to if you wish to clarify something or something has suddenly cropped up.
Flexible payment options available call 01706 645 656... we are here to help you.