Family Law

Family law relates to and affects marriages, parental contact and residence arrangements for children amongst other crucial areas of life. Rest assured that at Michael Hill Partnership all clients are professionally but sympathetically looked after.

Divorce and separation can be a complex process which can span a considerable period of time. We have accredited family lawyers who can assist you in helping to move on to a more settled future.

Our family law solicitors are friendly, sympathetic and able to explain everything in simple terms.
Types of family law covered include:

Divorce / Civil Marriage Breakdown
Cohabitation / Disputes
Separation Agreements
Prenuptial Agreements
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Our Family Law Team

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For most family law cases, we can provide a consultation by phone for up to 15 minutes without charge. Thereafter we can offer an appointment lasting approximately half an hour at the fixed fee of £210.00 (£175.00 plus VAT). This can be done by way of an in-person appointment at our office, by Microsoft Teams meeting or by telephone. During your appointment, we will listen to your concerns and give you advice so that you are better informed regarding your legal position, the issued involved, what options are available and the next steps.

Thereafter we charge at the basic hourly rate of £350 plus VAT (£420). – (This could be varied according to complexity, urgency and value by separate agreement).

Advice on the mediation process and outcomes will be on the same basis. If we are to check documents and give opinions on documents they will also follow the same hourly rates. We can also come to fixed fee arrangements in appropriate cases.

Fixed fee divorce is charged at £850 plus VAT + court fees. We would undertake a full review of your circumstances, preparing all necessary documents for court.

In all other cases including financial remedy, children, cohabitation disputes arising from relationship breakdown, inheritance and litigation, the hourly rate would be £350 plus VAT (£420). Disputes and litigation also charged at £350 plus VAT (£420). Again, we can also come to fixed fee arrangements in appropriate cases.

Estimates are given at the outset based on information provided and would be revised as the matter progresses.

All letters/email and routine telephone calls are charged at 1/10th of the hourly charging rate.