Using the same Solicitor to Divorce can cost you a lot less money
Generally, the costs of taking your former partner to Court to settle your financial claims will cost you both around £10,000 - £15,000 each on top of which there will be Court Fees, potential Barristers’ Fees and other costs, such as valuations and taxes.
Most solicitors work on an hourly rate, too. That means whilst they will (or should) give you an estimate of costs, they’ll rarely be able to let you have an exact figure until it’s time to raise their bill, at which point you’ve often got very little choice but to pay it.
If you use the same solicitor for your divorce, then it makes sense that as you’re only paying one person to do the job, and all conversations are joint rather than relayed through letters and emails, the costs will come down considerably. You’ll only pay for one set of legal fees, not two. And, if you use a service like Simpson Millar’s Separating Together, that one set of legal fees will be fixed, giving you certainty from the outset.
There’ll be no escalating or hidden costs if you Separate Together. You know exactly what to budget for, which makes making decisions about the other financial issues the focus, not how you’re going to pay for your lawyer.