Divorce, separation and finances

The end of a relationship is an upsetting and stressful time for everyone involved.

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.

expert family lawyers in surrey.

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.

an experienced family law team.

Our family law team helps with everything associated with the end of a relationship, whether that’s a marriage, civil partnership, or families who live together but are not married.

This includes divorce, dissolution, separation, finances and child arrangements. It also includes things you may wish to consider at the start of a relationship such as cohabitation agreements and pre and post-nuptial/registration agreements.

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Divorce is never quite the easy ride one hopes it might be, and I enlisted the help of Clare Marion of Howell Jones to guide me through the process. The inevitable hold ups and periods of acrimony made the whole process sometimes seem more trouble than it was worth. Obviously though, there were assets to divide equally or otherwise, so it had to be done.
Throughout the whole process, I found Clare’s professionalism, and understanding to be a massive support. On a personal level I also found Clare to be a very caring and kind person, who understood exactly what I was going through.
After what seemed an eternity, mainly due to excessive demands and stalling tactics, Clare brokered a settlement and the divorce was sanctioned.

I will always be grateful to Clare for basically keeping the process, and indeed myself, on the rails.
I have no reservations whatsoever in highly recommending Clare and the company she represents.

Sound advice from experienced solicitors, with prompt and courteous service. I would thoroughly recommend them to attend to any legal affairs with competence.

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fees & pricing.

how we charge.

Howell Jones will provide 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.

FIXED PRICE OPTIONS

In some circumstances, we may be able to offer a fixed fee service to give you certainty as to the cost involved. This is something to be discussed with the lawyer working with you and will very much depend upon the level of agreement between you and your partner and the work involved. Examples of such work would be:

A sole “no-fault” divorce is £600 plus vat and court fee.

Agreed financial settlement – Consent Order £2000 plus vat.

Agreed separation document – £2000 plus vat.

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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