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Costs

At Noren Family Law we strongly believe that legal costs should not bear compromise on the services offered. We are dedicated in providing our clients with a professional service that is tailored to their own specific needs and requirements at a cost that they can afford.

We aim to ensure that our clients are provided with clear information at the very start regarding costs. Where possible we prefer to offer our clients a fixed fee service as this provides re-assurance to our clients. When we initially meet with our clients we discuss the options available and provide details regarding how much the service is that they require and what is likely to be the cost. Given our experience with specialising in matrimonial and family matters, we can usually determine what work will be required, how long this will take and how much this will cost.

Initial Appointments

We offer all our new clients an initial appointment at a fixed cost. The initial appointment is arranged for a day and time to best suit our clients and is a fixed fee of £125.00 for up to an hour. This appointment is confidential and there is no ongoing obligation. All appointments are with our principal solicitor, Gemma Noren. The initial appointment provides you with the opportunity to meet with Gemma and to discuss your matters. General advice is offered together with information on all the options that are available to you. As far as possible, time and cost estimates will be given.

Ongoing Assistance

If you decide to instruct the firm moving forwards, then we offer a flexible service which you can best use to meet your own requirements. Sometimes clients will instruct us to undertake all matters on their behalf and whilst others prefer to have assistance throughout or from time to time when they need clarification and guidance. This can help our client to stay in control their legal costs whilst still receiving legal services. We offer our clients a very competitive hourly rate. The hourly rate is apportioned depending on how long we spend working with you. Each month we like to provide you with a cost estimate for the following month so that you remain fully informed as to how much you are likely to spend. If clients require only assistance with a specific piece of work or representation, we prefer to take instructions and confirm an agreed fee for this.

Divorce Applications

When we are instructed from the very start to undertake all of the relevant work required to carry the matter from sending the petition into the court, to applying for the decree absolute, we can offer a fixed fee service. This fixed fee service would be on the basis that the proceedings are undefended and not contested and there are no difficulties that arise.

The court fee that is payable at the time the divorce petition is submitted to the court is currently £550.00. This is a separate disbursement that is payable to the court. If you are responding to a divorce application, then the costs incurred will be significantly lower than the costs that the petitioner outlays. The costs are usually minimal in our experience and we will discuss this with you at the time you meet with us. It is always useful to visit the court website as there is a page that provides information about "help with court fees" prior to making any payment for court disbursements.

If our clients are considering issuing their own court proceedings or have been served with court proceedings, again we prefer to look at the work that is required for the proceedings and then provide our clients with a detailed breakdown of costs depending on how long each stage will take and how much work is required.

Agreed Arrangements Regarding Finances and Children

We can also provide assistance to clients that have reached their own agreements for matters regarding their finances and/or children. In these circumstances if we are provided with the details of what has been agreed we can advise on what work will be required to formalise any agreement, how long it is likely to take and the costs involved for undertaking this work.

Full Transparency on Costs

At Noren Family Law, we provide transparency on costs to provide peace of mind. All services and work undertaken is provided by our principal Solictior Gemma Noren.

Ongoing Commitment

As part of our ongoing commitment to you, we have a direct dial mobile number and email address so that you are able to contact us at any time throughout your matter. We strive to make our services affordable, whilst continuing to offer a high quality, professional and personalised service to all our clients.