Family law advice and funding | Royds Withy King Solicitors

Your options for family law advice and funding

‘From the start, we’ll discuss likely costs with you and ways of paying them’

One of your biggest concerns, apart from reaching the right agreement, is likely to be “how much is it all going to cost me?” We can assess your situation and discuss family law advice and funding you’ll need. We’ll always make our costs clear and straightforward, and look at all options for payment.

Honest and open about costs

We’ll always be upfront and transparent with our costs. Dealing with legal matters can be stressful enough for you without having to worry about the actual cost of divorce and paying unexpected family law fees.

From the start, we’ll discuss likely costs with you and ways of paying them which may include family law legal aid. Here is a quick run down of some things you might like to know about family law advice and funding your case.

  • Hourly rates
    For some cases we simply charge an hourly rate, which will vary depending on the level of expertise you need. We’ll be able to give you a fairly accurate idea of how many hours your case will require and the likely fees.
  • Legal Services Orders
    In some cases we can apply for an order that your spouse or partner contributes to your legal costs. This Legal Services Order can even cover the costs of attending mediation or enforcing the terms of a court order.
  • Loans
    As a leading firm of family lawyers, we have access to financial products that many other firms are unable to offer. These include those from specialist providers who have products specifically designed for helping fund family law advice and the cost of divorce.
  • Fixed fee option
    We may be able to deal with your case for a fixed fee. Get in touch with us today to find out more.
  • ‘Pay-as you go’ Simplicity service
    If you just want access to advice now and again, Simplicity is straightforward and stress-free. We meet up for an hour as and when you need it. There are no phone calls, letters or emails between us, which keeps the costs down. You simply ‘pay-as-you-go’ at an hourly rate depending on the experience of the lawyer you need.

You can use the time with us however you like. For example you may need a hand to draft court papers or letters, coaching on how best to represent yourself in court, or advice on suitable settlement proposals.

Ways to pay

Many of our clients like to pay by regular standing order. This option may well be best for you and help you budget. If you prefer, we’re happy to take payment by credit or debit card.

Contact us to find out more about funding your case, such as the cost of divorce or family law legal aid

The service received from James could not be improved as his professional help and conduct was exemplary. At a time when I was completely unable to deal with anymore confrontation for a divorce, James recognised this and took the helm… [he] was able to achieve a successful final outcome for my sons and I, and I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for us.

Lorraine Hockly

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