With solicitors time is money...the clock starts ticking the minute you walk through the door. Don't use the session for idle chat or counselling. It's 9 years since I divorced so can't really remember all the details. I would phone them and ask what sort of things you need to bring in, proof of savings, income etc. Is there any way you could use mediation instead. My divorce cost me £7,500 (it all got very nasty) it cost the ex £14,000. A friend is in the process of divorcing on-line & thinks it'll cost £300
Well... it depends, on how long you have been married, what assets did you bring itno the marriage, what did you leave for that relationship, your likelyhood of finding a new job, etc etc.
I thought the maximum was 70% but I'm not sure anymore, the only thing that I can say is that I got a higher calculation from my solicitor than from the wikivorce calculator. But the saga continues, but who knows...
Don't forget to mention the solicitor about the flat, that should be considered.
I have been stressing all the week (month or year) about the same issues... MOst times I feel sorry for him or maybe, afraid as how he will react when the cards are on the table, but at the same time I have enough grounds to be convinced he wouldn't have any hesitation in leaving DS and I with absolutely nothing if he could get away with it.