One of the most popular terms on Google is “cheap divorce lawyers”, it seems everybody is after a bargain in these days of austerity and that goes for divorce services as well.
The word cheap conjures up pile em high bargain basement, pound land style shopping online.
However, with legal services, cheap can also mean rubbish and cutting the wheat from the chafe can be hard work when looking for a cheap divorce solicitor.
What is a cheap divorce lawyer?
What is cheap, when it comes to a divorce?
Well it depends whether you are looking for a full service divorce lawyer who will take on your case and advise you, as well as conducting the proceedings.
With this type of case you are unlikely to find someone willing to take it on a fixed fee and an hourly rate is going to be the norm.
In London £250 per hour is the average, whereas outside the capital you can find lawyers willing to work for as little as £50 an hour, so it pays to shop around.
Google will also display a list of solicitors local to you if you would rather see someone face to face.
Cheap divorce solicitors are becoming more common as they look for work following extensive legal aid cuts in April 2013.
If your divorce is going to be largely uncontested and you want a financial agreement put in place, then Divorce Online have partnered with a respected law firms to offer a fixed fee divorce package for £299 inclusive of vat.
With this you get a qualified and experienced solicitor acting for you, and legal advice included. Your spouse will need to get separate representation as there can be no conflict of interest.
The beauty of a fixed fee, over the hourly rate is, you know what you are going to pay in advance, with no hidden surprises.
There is nothing worse than getting an unexpected bill, because your lawyer has been racking up the hours in phone calls and letters. For more information on our fixed fee divorce solicitors click here or call 01793 384 029