Paying for Divorce

One of the most daunting aspects of divorce is the financial implications to both parties. Our expert divorce solicitors are on hand to help you navigate the process and achieve the best possible outcome, both emotionally and financially.

Paying for divorce

Paying for divorce is one of the main concerns clients have. In most family court proceedings, there is a presumption that each party will be responsible for their own legal costs. However, in certain circumstances the court has the power to order one party to pay all or some of the other party’s costs.

If another person is ordered to pay your costs you will not necessarily recover from that person the full amount you have spent, and that person may also not be capable of meeting the order for payment. If an agreement cannot be reached about the amount of costs payable under a costs order this will be determined by the court. If the other party is in receipt of public funding (or legal aid) you are unlikely to recover your costs from them at all.

It is important to bear in mind that the court may order you to pay the costs of another party as well as your own.

We aim to give you the support and expert legal advice you need, whilst allowing you to plan for the financial commitment of legal fees. We can advise you on the available options for funding your case, such as introducing you to lenders who offer borrowing facilities to cover legal fees. 

Make a start online

If you are ready to take the first step and understand your legal position, complete our online questionnaire for a free personalised information pack. Please click here to make a start online. 

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