Costs & Funding

The costs of dealing with legal advice can be daunting, but our team of friendly Family Law solicitors are on hand to talk you through the options and help you work out the best course of action.

Funding Family Legal Advice

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. 

Contact our Family Law Solicitors in Bristol or London

Let’s talk. You can call us on 0117 906 9400 or email for further information from our family solicitors in Bristol and London. Alternatively, please complete our contact form.


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