Financial Remedies Stage 3 – From the Issue of the Financial Application to the First Appointment at Court

 

This Stage is next if no agreement has been reached by negotiation and it is necessary to bring the financial case to court.

 

What we will do for you

 

  • If you are the applicant, issue the application for financial relief
  • Liaise with any experts instructed, for example, a valuer for the former family home
  • Advise you about the merits of making or accepting settlement proposals
  • Correspond with your spouse or their solicitors
  • Draft your Form E financial statement
  • Prepare the concise statement of issues, chronology and questionnaire
  • Submit all necessary documents to the court and exchange copies with your spouse or their solicitors
  • Represent you at the First Appointment in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Crewe courts
  • If an agreement is reached, prepare a draft a consent order and manage the process of submission to the court for approval.

 

What is not covered in Stage 3

 

  • Any work or advice on divorce, children or domestic violence issues.
  • Any conveyancing work necessary to implement an agreement.
  • Any collaborative law work.
  • Any court or professional fees, for example, for the valuation of property or pensions, or barrister’s/solicitor agent’s fees for the First Appointment unless in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Crewe courts.
  • Any maintenance pending suit or financial injunction applications.

 

What will it cost?

 

The fixed price for Stage 3 is £1,500 + vat.  This fee is reduced to £1,200 +vat if you have instructed us for Stage 2.

Additional hearings in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Crewe courts at First Appointment level will cost £400 + vat.

An initial deposit of £400 + vat and the court issue fee (currently £255) is required.

A second payment of £600 + vat is required on exchange of Form E financial statements.

The final payment of £500 +vat is required 14 days before the First Appointment.

The fee for any additional court attendances is required 21 days before the relevant hearing.