Separation Agreement Solicitors in Bristol

This is for couples who may or may not have been married but who intend to separate.

Financial and other arrangements are set out in a legal document. Your lawyer will obtain the information needed from you and create an agreement for your signature.

What’s included in the fixed fee?

Our fees: £760.00
VAT on fees: £152.00
Total: £912.00

You will be provided with an email and telephone number for your lawyer for ease of communication.

The fixed fee assumes that you have agreed the general nature of what you would like to happen if your relationship ends.

The fee includes our work in:

  • Obtaining the information we need to be able to draft the agreement
  • Telling you of issues you might wish to consider
  • Telling you what financial information is needed and putting that in order (you will need to obtain the information yourself)
  • Drafting the agreement
  • Arranging for correct signature
  • Storing the original document

We make an allowance (in addition to the drafting) for putting items in order, discussions and advice to you.

The fixed fee is not appropriate for those exceptional cases where there is, for example, a lot of discussions about exactly what should be in the agreement or where there are disagreements between the parties. If you think this might apply contact Lyons and they will provide you with a detailed quote.

The fixed fee excludes advice on what agreement you ought to make as that would be based upon a detailed consideration of your financial information and would need reports from IFAs and so on. We will however, advise you of the issues you ought to include in your agreement.

Note: The courts have made clear that this sort of agreement is only likely to be followed by them if both parties have exchanged detailed financial information about their circumstances. This applies even if you believe you know them already.

Why pay a fixed fee?

By paying a fixed fee at the start of your case you have certainty about the costs involved. The alternative is to pay an hourly rate for the time your lawyer spends on your case. We believe you should pay for the work that needs to be done, rather than the time it takes to do it.

 

For further information or to speak to one of our experts, please contact us.