What is involved?
You would negotiate with your spouse direct and we will advise you in the background as you go.
If you reach agreement, we can advise you whether the agreement is the type of outcome the judge would consider fair.
We can draw up the agreement into the required format for the court (consent order) to consider and help you obtain the judge’s approval.
Once the judge has approved the agreement and decree absolute has been obtained, the agreement is enforceable.
How much will this option cost me?
Usually between £2,500 and £10,000 depending on the remit of your instructions and the complexity of the circumstances.
Are fixed fees available for all or part?
Yes – for the preparation of the draft consent order.
What is a realistic time frame for completion?
The time frame is entirely in the hands of you and your spouse.
Usually it takes between 3 weeks and 3 months to agree the wording of a court order, submit it to the court and receive the judge’s approval.