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cheerup Thu 31-Oct-19 16:02:37

Is £250 plus vat normal for an initial 1 hour consultation about divorce. It seems alot but ?

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MarieG10 Thu 31-Oct-19 16:18:53

Often you get the first 30 mins free but yes £300 an hour is normal

AllInTentsWithPorpoises Thu 31-Oct-19 16:28:24

Yep normal as far as I am aware which is difficult if its a first meeting with them and you don't even know if they're any good. Prep beforehand, go in with a list of questions. Be as organised as you can.

Toomanycats99 Thu 31-Oct-19 16:30:45

My solicitors advice was do as much as you can yourself!

So I have done the nisi and form e just got him to check form e and draft consent order (ex and I agreed between ourselves so no disputes)

Absolute again I will do myself.

Coming in at about £1250 I think.

I had free half hour as well but he would only talk general not specifics.

cheerup Thu 31-Oct-19 16:54:19

Thanks. I'll make sure I do my prep and as much as possible myself. We don't have loads of assets to fight about and I'm buying him out of the house anyway. I just don't want to miss something crucial.

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PrettyPurse Thu 31-Oct-19 19:05:01

Yes, mine was that.

If both of you have pensions get CETV done. Also get any paperwork in relation to investments, savings, p60.

Think what you are getting divorced for i.e 2 year separation or unreasonable behaviour. I did the latter so had to give solicitor my reasons.

Application to court l think was £550

MrsBertBibby Fri 01-Nov-19 23:51:57

I charge £300 plus vat for a first appointment.

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