Fixed Fee Dissolution of Civil Partnership
The breakdown of a civil partnership is extremely difficult for everyone involved. It can be a disruptive and unsettling time and one where you will need as much support and guidance as possible. You may not only be worried about what the future holds for you and your family but what it may cost to sort things out properly.
Unfortunately, legal aid is now very restricted or not available at all. This is why Tayntons have introduced a package of a fixed fee dissolution of civil partnership giving you the same quality service at a guaranteed fixed price without any hidden extras.
What does it cost?
Petitioner (the spouse who issues the proceedings):
|VAT on our fees*||£75.00|
* VAT will be charged at the rate prevailing at the time the work is carried out. At the time of going to press this is 20%.
** Please note that court fees increase from time to time. We, therefore, reserve the right to increase the fixed fee amount in line with any increase in the court fees. Depending upon your financial circumstances, you may be eligible for a reduction or exemption on court fees. We will be able to advise you further.
What is included in the fixed fee?
- Correspondence with you and your spouse or solicitors instructed by your spouse in relation to dissolution issues only
- The drafting of the Dissolution PetitionThe filing of the Petition at Court
- Dealing with your spouse’s Acknowledgment of Service of the dissolution papers
- Drafting the Statement in Support
- Submitting an application for Conditional Order
- Advising you of the Conditional Order date
- Applying for Final Order
- Additional meetings (where necessary) and telephone calls totalling up to one hour
What is not included in the fixed fee?
- Any advice or work on issues with regard to children, financial matters or domestic abuse.
- Advice if the dissolution is defended (or if there is a cross-petition) or the petition needs amending after it has been sent to the Court
- Cases which need to be issued outside of England and Wales or where your spouse lives abroad
- The cost of obtaining your marriage certificate or having it translated
- An application to omit your address from the divorce or dissolution petition
- Dealing with service difficulties – there are a number of steps which can be taken if your spouse fails to acknowledge receipt of the dissolution papers including instructing a process server to personally serve the papers, applying for deemed or substituted service or applying to dispense with service of the papers upon your spouse
- Advice on enforcing or disputing the costs of a dissolution
- Cases where the other party cannot be located or will not co-operate
- Completion of the fee remission form and/or dealing with any queries the Court may raise in relation to the application or accompanying evidence
- Attending Court
We will happily carry out any of the above services not included in the fixed fee but at our usual hourly charging rate. Prior to undertaking this work, we would be able to give you an estimate of costs and an outline of the additional work required in your particular case.
Our Family Department remains open and active at this time. All of our staff are ready and equipped to work remotely. Appointments for existing and new client’s can take place via telephone conference (or in some cases video link.)
For those with listed Court hearings- At present, the Courts remain open although the majority of hearings are taking place by telephone where possible. We will contact you directly in the run-up to your hearing to discuss the logistics.