Children arrangements and disputes

The end of a relationship can be especially difficult if you and your partner have children.

Having a supportive and knowledgeable family lawyer at your side can help make the process easier by removing the burden of dealing with the legal formalities involved.

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With a number of experienced family lawyers on our team, know we’ll do all we can to make this difficult time a little easier for you.

Disputes often arise in relation to children, such as who they will live with and how often they will see the other parent.

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how we charge.

Howell Jones provides excellent service at a fair price. Our charges are based on competitive hourly rates, and we endeavour to give detailed estimates of likely time to be spent wherever possible and keep these updated as appropriate. Limits can be agreed and invoices will be delivered monthly to keep you fully informed.

FREE INITIAL DISCUSSION on the telephone

An initial telephone call provides you with general no-obligation information. You can discuss a sensible next step with us on this call.

INITIAL MEETING with written follow-up – Lawyer’s hourly rate plus vat

Meet one of our experienced family lawyers and discuss your concerns with them in more detail. They will be able to offer you some more specific advice and provide you with a written account of the meeting.

We take payment at the meeting either by bank transfer or card payment.

COMPETITIVE HOURLY RATES and COST ESTIMATE

Legal fees can be high and in family cases are not something you can necessarily plan for. They cannot be avoided. We are very aware of this, and we want to be open about the likely costs and how these will be met.

Our legal fees range from £230 to £320 per hour plus vat. We require the sum of £1200 to be held on your client account before we can accept and instruction and £3600 if there are court proceedings. We cannot offer client credit.

how will my legal fees be met?

  • Family/friends – if needed we can accept payments from third parties towards your legal fees subject to compliance with our ID/AML requirements. This should be properly documented to be taken into account as a liability in the settlement/court process.
  • Bank/loans/refinancing – this is always an option if your circumstances allow and if the agreement with any third parties is possible.
  • Legal services order – if your partner has substantial funds which can be used to meet your legal fees the court can make an order that this takes place to ensure you are both on an equal footing. If this cannot be agreed an application to the court will be needed.
  • Litigation funding – this is funding provided by specialist lenders strictly for the purpose of funding the costs of going to court and related negotiations. We work with litigation funding companies for this purpose.

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Our Lawyers.

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart

Trainee Solicitor
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Clare Marion

Partner
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Katy Osborne

Partner / Head of the Family Team
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Lynsey Roadnight

Solicitor
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Emily Sullivan

Trainee Solicitor
Divorce, separation and finances
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Children arrangements and disputes
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Lynn Sutton-Bunnell

Senior Solicitor
Disputes and Litigation
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Liz Whittle

Partner / Deputy Head of the Family Team
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Cohabitation and declarations of trust

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