Divorce (uncontested) – Derby Solicitors How much does a divorce cost? As Legal Aid has been abolished for matrimonial cases we have designed a low cost service for clients wishing to obtain legal representation in divorce and matrimonial disputes without having to spend a fortune. We offer a fixed fee for simple uncontested divorces the amount of which varies depending on whether you are the petitioner or the respondent. &nbs; What is the advantage of a fixed fee? Unlike other solicitors who charge by the hour we work for a guaranteed fixed fee so you don’t need to worry about the cost of your divorce escalating out of control. Our Fixed Fee for an Uncontested Divorce – where you are the Petitioner (the person starting the proceedings This fee is applicable where your spouse agrees to a divorce and there are no other issues that you wish us to advise you upon. Our fees: £495 VAT on our fees: Not applicable Court fees: £385 Total:£880.00 Court fees The divorce Court will require you to pay standard government fees. These are currently £340 payable when the petition is filed and £45 to apply for the Decree Absolute at the end of the case. These are included in our total cost for a fixed fee divorce. Our Fixed Fee for an Uncontested Divorce – where you are the Respondent (your spouse has started the proceedings Our fixed fee for uncontested respondent divorce is applicable if your spouse has started proceedings, you agree to a divorce and want to reply to divorce papers you have received. Our fees: £250 VAT on our fees: Not applicable Court fees: zero Total: £250.00 Additional Fees for Contested issues If there are additional issues to be resolved (e.g. sorting out a financial agreement, advice on contact to children, not being able to trace the other party, the other party denying receipt of the papers, needing to obtain a private detective and so on) we will charge for this additional work. However, any extra costs will be discussed and agreed with you before any work is undertaken. We are willing to agree fixed cost ceilings and a competitive hourly rate (currently our hourly rate is £75.00). For more information on our family law services click on the drop down menu or go back to divorce.