Sunrise Solicitors based in London specialise in divorce and family law matters. As one of the best divorce lawyers in London, our specialist divorce solicitors provide expert advice and representations for divorce and family law matters. Our top divorce lawyers in London have vast knowledge and experience of many years dealing with wide range of divorce and family law matters. As one of the top divorce firm in London, our experienced and highly qualified divorce lawyers and family law solicitors have helped thousands of clients with their divorce and family law matters successfully. Ask a question to our specialist divorce lawyers for free divorce advice online.

Contents Table

Divorce Advice Service London
Specialist Divorce Services London
Dissolution Of Civil Partnership
Annulment Of Marriage Or Civil Partnership
Judicial Separation
Prenuptial Agreements
Separation Agreements
Child Arrangements Orders
Non-Molestation Orders & Occupation Orders
Contesting Non-Molestation Orders/Applications
Our Fixed Fee For Divorce & Family Law Matters
Our Hourly Rate For Divorce & Family Law Matters
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Divorce Advice Service London

Our divorce solicitors and lawyers in London provide best divorce advice services in all types of divorce and family law matters. Divorce advice service for divorce and family law matters is provided by our top divorce solicitors and advisers who have extensive knwoledge of divorce laws and huge experience of dealing with all types of divorce and family law matters. As one of the best divorce lawyers in London, we provide following divorce advice service for divorce and family law matters:

Free Divorce Advice London

Need free divorce advice? Contact our free divorce solicitors in London for fast, friendly and reliable free divorce advice concerning your divorce and family law matter through our online enquiry form and Live Chat. Free divorce advice online is provided 24/7 including outside our office hours. Please be advised that free divorce advice is subject to availability and discretion of our free divorce advice solicitors. 

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Divorce Advice & Consultation Service London For Just £80

As specialist divorce lawyers in London, our expert divorce lawyers provide high quality divorce advice & consultation service concerning divorce and family law matters. You can schedule an appointment for detailed divorce advice session concerning your divorce and family law matter for just £80 (VAT included) during our office hours. READ MORE

Out Of Hours Divorce Advice Service London

Our out of hours team of divorce solicitors in London can provide out of hours divorce advice and consultation over the phone/Skype outside our office hours for £100 (VAT included where applicable). Such out of hours divorce advice is subject to availability of our out of hours divorce solicitors and the required divorce advice & consultation can be provided by our divorce solicitors any time outside our office hours including late night, early morning or weekends.

To book an out of hours divorce consultation outside our office hours, call our out of hours advice contact numbers: 07940 356 532 / 07900 260 925. If your call is not

Specialist Divorce Services London

As one of the best divorce lawyers in London, our specialist team of divorce solicitors can provide wide range of legal services in divorce matters including helping with uncontested divorce, contested divorce, divorce financial settlement and financial relief in England after an overseas divorce. Various divorce services provided by our expert team of divorce lawyers in London are categorised below:

Fixed Fee Divorce Service London

Our divorce lawyers in London can help you get you divorced on fixed fee basis. A Fixed Fee Arrangement is an alternative to the standard hourly rate used by divorce and family law solicitors with a fixed price for each stage of legal work.  Agreed fixed fee is not dictated by the time spent on the case.  The agreed fixed fee gives certainty of legal costs and thus enables you to budget for your lawyer’s fees for divorce and family law matters.

Our expert team of fixed fee divorce lawyers in London can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for getting divorced in England & Wales. Our fixed fee divorce lawyers can help with all types of divorce matters including uncontested divorce where both parties agree to divorce and contested divorce where the Respondent to divorce petition does not agree to divorce and would contest the divorce. READ MORE

Divorce Financial Settlement

As one of the top divorce lawyers in London, our divorce financial settlement solicitors in London have specialist knowledge and vast experience of dealing with divorce financial settlement matters. A divorce financial settlement is an arrangement under which a couple’s assets and financial affairs are separated upon divorce. On a divorce, Dissolution Of Civil Partnership, nullity, judicial separation and dissolution of civil partnership, the court has  power to make an order for financial settlement. Divorce financial settlement process is normally initiated after the family court has awarded decree Nisi. Our specialist divorce financial settlement solicitors in London can act for your divorce settlement matter on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Financial Settlement In England After An Overseas Divorce

If you have already been divorced abroad and obtained no financial settlement or the financial settlement made in the other country was inadequate, you may be able to apply to the English Court for a financial settlement order against your former spouse. The English family courts have the ability to grant divorce financial provision even though a divorce may have been previously pronounced abroad and financial provision already made. The purpose of the legislation, known as Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (“Part III”) is to alleviate the adverse consequences of no, or no adequate, financial provision made on divorce by a foreign court in a situation where the parties had substantial connections with England. 

As one of the top divorce settlement firm in London, our specialist divorce settlement lawyers can act for your divorce financial settlement matter on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Dissolution Of Civil Partnership

Our expert team of dissolution lawyers in London can provide high quality legal advice and assistance with dissolution of civil partnership in England & Wales. Our experienced dissolution lawyers in London can help with all types of dissolution matters including uncontested dissolution where both parties agree to the disssolution and contested dissolution where the Respondent to dissolution petition does not agree to dissolution of civil partnership and would contest the dissolution.

Our dissolution lawyers in London also deal with dissolution of civil partnership involving financial settlement (whether with consent or without consent), spousal maintenance and other matters such as child arrangements orders and deal with such issues during the dissolution proceedings. Our specialist dissolution lawyers can act for your civil partnership dissolution matter on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Annulment Of Marriage Or Civil Partnership

As specialist annulment lawyers in London, we provide expert legal advice and representations concerning annulment of marriage / civil partnership (sometimes known as ‘nullity’). Annulment is a different way of ending a marriage or civil partnership. You or your spouse or civil partner must have either:

  • lived in England or Wales for at least a year
  • had a permanent home in England or Wales for at least 6 months

Unlike divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, you can apply for annulment in the first year of your marriage/civil partnership or any time after. However, if you apply years after the marriage or civil partnership, you might be asked to explain the delay. You’ll need to show that the marriage or civil partnership:

  • was never legally valid (‘void’)
  • was legally valid, but meets one of the reasons that makes it ‘voidable’.

Our expert team of nullity lawyers in London can act for your annulment of marriage or civil partnership on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Judicial Separation Instead Of Divorce Or Dissolution

Our judicial separation solicitors in London can provide expert legal help and assistance with your judicial separation matter. A legal/judicial separation allows you to live apart, without divorcing or ending a civil partnership. You can apply for a judicial separation for the same reasons/grounds you could file for a divorce or end a civil partnership. However, you do not need to show that the marriage or civil partnership has broken down irretrievably. Our experienced judicial separation lawyers in London can act for your judicial separation matter on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Prenuptial Agreements

Our experienced prenuptial agreement solicitors in London can help you with your prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement (often known as prenup agreement) is a formal pre marital written agreement between two partners. The prenuptial agreement sets out ownership of all the belongings including money, assets and property and explains how these will be divided in the event of the breakdown of their marriage. READ MORE

Separation/Financial Settlement Agreement

A spearation/financial settlement agreement is a written agreement between two partners whose relationship has broken down and who are not yet ready for divorce of marriage or dissolution of civil partnership. It’s a written agreement that – typically – sets out your financial arrangements while you are separated. 

If your marriage breaks down but both parties do not wish to file for a divorce or cannot do so immediately, it is advisable to have financial settlement agreement setting out the terms on which you will separate. All matters arising from a separation should be negotiated between parties. Full and complete disclosure of finances should be made by both parties. You can enter into separation/financial settlement agreement whether you are married or unmarried partners. READ MORE

Child Arrangements Orders (Section 8 Orders)

Child Arrangements Orders were introduced in April 2014 by the Children and Families Act 2014 (which amended section 8 Children Act 1989). They replace Contact Orders and Residence Orders.

In England and Wales a Child Arrangements Order is a Court Order that sets out details of who is responsible for the care of a child. This type of Court Order is usually used in cases where the parents cannot agree between them how to split the care of their child/children. A ‘child arrangements order’ decides:

  • where your child lives;
  • when your child spends time with each parent;
  • when and what other types of contact take place (phone calls, for example).

‘Child arrangements orders’ replace ‘residence orders’ and ‘contact orders’. Parents with these orders do not need to re-apply. Our expert team of fixed fee family law solicitors in London can act for your child arrangements order on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Non-Molestation Orders & Occupation Orders

An injunction is a court order that a named person should or should not do something. Usually, in family law, people want injunctions against a husband, wife or partner. However, we may be able to apply for an order against anyone in your family, or with whom you have had a close relationship, who has used violence against you. You can also seek protection for your child. Our expert team of fixed fee family law solicitors in London can act for your non-molestation order application on fixed fee basis.

An emergency injunction is an informal description for a court order made without notice/ex parte – it means the person you are applying against will not be aware of the injunction until it is served on him/her.

There are two basic types of injunctions the court can make under the Family Law Act 1996:

  • A non-molestation order is a a court order (injunction) that protects you or your child from being harmed or threatened by the person who has abused you. It is a civil order obtained by a victim of domestic abuse from a Judge (or Magistrates) through the Family Court.
  • An occupation order is an order that someone must leave the home where you live, or allow you to return there if you have already left, or is only allowed to occupy certain parts of the home. READ MORE

Contesting Non-Molestation Orders/Applications

Received a notice of non-molestation application or an ex parte non-molestation order from the family court? Our expert family law solicitors in London can provide legal help and assistance with contesting the non-molestation order or application. Our expert team of fixed fee family law solicitors in London can act for you on fixed fee basis. READ MORE

Our Fixed Fees For Divorce & Family Law Matters

 Our expert team of divorce & family law solicitors in London can act for your divorce & family law matter on fixed fee basis. Our fixed fees for divorce and family law matters are given in the tables below:

Fixed Fee - Divorce, Dissolution, Annulment Of Marriage & Judicial Separation

Matter Type Our Fixed Fee
Uncontested Divorce From £700 + VAT
Contested Divorce N/A (We only take on contested divorce cases on hourly rate basis with hourly rate from £120 + VAT)
Uncontested Dissolution From £700 + VAT
Contested Dissolution N/A (We only take on contested dissolution cases on hourly rate basis)
Uncontested Annulment Of Marriage From £700 + VAT
Contested Annulment Of Marriage N/A (We only take on contested annulment of marriage cases on hourly rate basis with hourly rate from £120 + VAT)
Uncontested Judicial Separation From £700
Contested Judicial Separation N/A (We only take on contested judicial separation cases on hourly rate basis with hourly rate from £120 + VAT)

Fixed Fee - Divorce Financial Settlement

Casework Stage Fixed Fee (Acting For The Petitioner) Our Fixed Fee (Acting For The Respondent)
Preparation for mediation for financial settlement, mediation referral and follow up advice. From £500 + VAT From £500 + VAT
In case of agreement being reached in mediation, reviewing agreement and advising on the same. Where acting for the petitioner, preparing and filing of consent order with the family court. From £750 + VAT From £500 + VAT

In case of no agreement being reached in mediation, all the work from issuing financial proceedings until First Appointment Hearing.

 From £2,000 + VAT From £1,500 + VAT

Preparation for First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing and carrying out all our work until the First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing.

From £3500 + VAT From £2,500 + VAT

Preparation for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing.

From £4,000 + VAT From £4,000 + VAT

Fixed Fee - Financial Settlement After An Overseas Divorce

Casework Stage Fixed Fee (Acting For The Petitioner) Our Fixed Fee (Acting For The Respondent)
Preparing and filing an application for permission to apply for financial settlement after an overseas divorce. All the work until decision on the permission application is covered. From £1,000 + VAT From £750 + VAT

All the work from grant of permission until First Appointment Hearing.

 From £2,000 + VAT From £1,500 + VAT

Preparation for First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing and carrying out all the work until First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing.

From £3500 + VAT From £2,500 + VAT
Preparation for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. from £4,000 + VAT from £4,000 + VAT

Fixed Fee - Child Arrangements Order

Casework Stage Our Fixed Fee (Acting For The Applicant) Our Fixed Fee (Acting For The Respondent)

Preparing and filing child arrangement order application (C100 Application) and attending initial court hearing called First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment.

From £800 + VAT From £650 + VAT
Interim Hearing (if listed) From £500 + VAT From £500 + VAT
Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) From £2,500 + VAT From £2,500 + VAT
Dispute Resolution Hearing / Early Final Hearing From £2,000 + VAT From £2,000 + VAT

preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until Final Hearing

From £3,500 + VAT From £3,000 + VAT

Fixed Fee - Non-Molestation Order And/Or Occupation Order

Casework Stage Our Fixed Fee (Acting For The Applicant)

Injunction Without Notice (Emergency Injunction). Preparing and filing an emergency application without notice to the Respondent and attending the court hearing (without involving the Barrister) to get an emergency injunction from the family court.

From £750 + VAT

Injunction With Notice

All the work until First Hearing date.

 From £1,000 + VAT
Interim Hearing (if listed) From £500 + VAT
Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) From £2500 + VAT

Preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing.

From £3,000 + VAT

Fixed Fee - Contesting A Non-Molestation Order/Application

Casework Stage Fixed Fee (Acting For The Respondent)

Injunction With Notice

All the work until First Hearing date.

from £700 + VAT
Interim Hearing (if listed) from £500 + VAT
Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) from £2,000 + VAT
Preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. from £3,000 + VAT

Fixed Fee - Separation Agreement & Pre Nuptial Agreement

Matter Type Our Fixed Fee
Prenuptial Agreement From £700 + VAT
Separation/Financial Settlement Agreement From £700 + VAT

Our Hourly Rate For Divorce & Family Law Matters

If you instruct us on hourly rate basis, our hourly rate for all divorce and family law matters starts from £120 + VAT per hour.

FAQs - Divorce Financial Settlement

What Assets Are Split In Divorce Financial Settlement?

The adjustment of assets/finances covered by the financial court order may include the following:

  • property
  • money
  • shares
  • savings
  • pensions
  • debts
  • children/spousal maintenance

Does Spousal Behaviour Affect The Financial Settlement?

Normally, the behaviour of your spouse including adultery or unreasonable behaviour does not affect the financial settlement. The grounds for divorce you use to obtain a divorce have no bearing on your financial settlement. Extreme behaviour may be taken into account by the court, for example, if one partner's violence has had a lasting effect on the other. If one partner recklessly or deliberately sabotages the financial position, for example, by spending recklessly or destroying assets, this could also be taken into account.

What is a ‘clean break’ financial settlement?

A clean break is where no ongoing financial commitments remain between you and your spouse. The phrase ‘a clean break’ is particularly used as the opposite of an order where there is ongoing spousal maintenance payable, usually monthly, from one spouse to the other.

A clean break is only possible in relation to the financial claims between spouses. It is not possible to have a clean break in relation to financial obligations towards your children.

What if I don’t have any assets to split?

In case you and your ex-partner have no assets to divide, you should also apply for a financial settlement. It’s important to do so, even if you don’t have any assets to divide at the time of the divorce. There’s no guarantee you won’t come into some money in the future and if you haven’t obtained a financial settlement, your ex is still within their legal rights to make a financial claim.

Once a 'clean break' agreement of this kind has been ratified by court order, neither of you will be able to go back to court in the future to ask for maintenance or further transfer of assets. This gives both partners a much greater degree of certainty and allows them to completely disentangle their individual financial affairs.

Will any payments I make to my spouse while we are separated affect the final divorce settlement?

Not usually. It may be unwise to make excessively large payments to your spouse, because it might be argued that this shows both their need for such payments (or an equivalent transfer of assets) and your ability to pay.

Even so, any financial settlement should take into account the longer-term history of the marriage and future financial prospects.

On the other hand, if your spouse needs maintenance while you are separated, it would normally be sensible to provide it. Failure to do so is likely to make your spouse more hostile towards you.

Your spouse might apply to the court for an interim financial order requiring you to pay an appropriate level of maintenance. Both of these are likely to increase the overall level of ill feeling - and costs - in reaching a final agreement.

What effect will it have if I move out of the family home before we are divorced?

You will still have the same rights to occupy the home as you had before and can move back in if you choose.

There may be practical problems if, for example, your spouse changes the locks. While you will be entitled to get back in, it makes sense to ensure that you take anything you may need - such as important documents - with you in the first place.

There may also be other considerations so it is advisable to take advice before moving out.

Are there any precautions I should take during a divorce, for example, to stop my spouse taking cash from our joint account?

If your spouse can make withdrawals from a joint account without your agreement, you run the risk that some or all of the money will be taken. You will also be jointly liable for any debts run up on the account.

If you need access to the money or if you suspect that your spouse may misuse it, you may want to close the account. The same applies to any other form of joint borrowing or spending facility, such as a joint credit card.

However, if you suddenly freeze accounts that your spouse needs for living expenses, this will create problems. Your spouse will want you to make appropriate maintenance payments and may apply to the court for an interim financial order.

If your spouse is the sole owner of the family home, you should apply to the Land Registry to register an interest in the property. This will prevent the house being sold without your consent.

Is our divorce settlement affected if one of us remarries or starts cohabiting with a new partner?

If you remarry without having reached a financial settlement with your former spouse, you may lose the right to make any financial claim against them. He or she will still have the same right to make a financial claim against you as before.

If you have previously reached a clean break settlement, the remarriage (or cohabitation) will normally have no effect - you have already made a once and for all agreement.

If you are paying your former spouse maintenance (this does not include child maintenance), maintenance ceases if the recipient remarries (but not if the recipient merely starts to cohabit).

In any case, if your former spouse's financial position improves, you can apply to the court to stop paying maintenance or to pay a reduced amount.

If you are receiving maintenance from your former spouse, you should normally continue to do so after he or she remarries.

How long will it take to sort out our divorce and financial settlement?

Obtaining a divorce typically takes about six months. The process can take longer if anyone fails to deal with the various pieces of paperwork promptly.

How long financial settlement takes depends very much on your relationship with your spouse and the complexity of your financial affairs. Often, the financial settlement can be negotiated over the same period as the divorce proceedings, and is then confirmed by a consent order.

Where there is an agreed financial outcome, it is possible to obtain a court order embodying the agreement (consent order) and your decree absolute within 6 months from start to finish.

Where an agreement is not reached, it could take between 12 – 18 months to conclude form the date an application for financial settlement is made to the court.

Who pays the legal fees for a divorce financial settlement?

In most cases, both parties will have their own solicitor and will be responsible for their own legal fees. Only in unusual circumstances will the court consider conduct in the proceedings or the process of disclosure as a justification for an order for costs being made against the other party.

While negotiating a financial settlement you each use - and are responsible for paying - your own lawyer. As part of the settlement, however, one of you might negotiate that the other should pay part or all of their legal fees.

You can keep your legal fees down by agreeing as much as possible among yourselves. Fees can mount up if hostile spouses insist on conducting all negotiations through lawyers while arguing over trivial details. 

Do we have to go to court to get our divorce settlement approved?

You do not have to get a settlement approved by the court, but unless you get a consent order, either of you will be able to change your minds. To get any form of clean break, you must have a court order.

Can money one of us expects to inherit be taken into account when we divorce?

Usually not unless you are about to receive the inheritance.

Will a prenuptial agreement protect my assets if we divorce?

Pre Nuptial Agreements are not legally binding in the UK but are considered to be pursuasive for the judge to exercise discretion in deciding the financial settlement by giving weight to the pre nupital agreement. Pre-Nups, Post Nups and Pre-civil registration agreements cannot exclude the authority of the Court when dealing with financial issues when a marriage or civil partnership irretrievably breaks down. When divorce arises, the court has discretionary powers to distribute assets as the Judge sees is in the best interest of the parties/children/individual circumstances. The prenuptial agreement which has been entered into fairly and after taking appropriate legal advice may have persuasive authority for the judge to exercise discretion and give weight to the same in distribution of assets.

The caveat is that while UK courts will recognise prenuptial agreements, they also still have the ultimate discretion to ignore any agreement reached if the agreement is deemed to be unfair to any children of the marriage.

What can I do if I find out my spouse has assets or income not disclosed when we agreed the divorce settlement?

You can go to court to get the financial settlement altered.

What can I do if I cannot afford the maintenance payments to my former spouse?

You can go to court to ask them to change the maintenance order to reflect your circumstances. For example, you might do this if you lose your job and cannot find another one.

Is it possible to reopen a divorce financial settlement?

It is possible to reopen a divorce financial settlement, but extremely rare. In most circumstances, once a financial settlement has been officially recorded in the form of a consent order, the financial ties between the divorcing couple are broken and neither of them will be entitled to make financial claims in the future.

However, a precedent set during the case of Barder vs Barder (1987) means that a court may allow a financial settlement to be reopened if something later happens that alters the principle on which the original consent order was made.

Before the court will agree to reopen a settlement, four key factors need to be satisfied:

  • A new event(s) occurs that invalidates the basis, or fundamental assumption, on which the original consent order was made.
  • The new event(s) must have occurred within a relatively short time after the consent order was made.
  • The request to re-open the financial settlement is made soon after the new event occurs.
  • The appeal does not prejudice any rights to assets acquired by third parties (for example, if a house has been sold to an unconnected third party).

Successful applications to reopen financial settlements are rare but they do happen – for example, in the case of Critchell v Critchell (2015).

Am I entitled to spousal maintenance after a divorce?

This will depend on many factors including:

  • How long you were married
  • The standard of living you enjoyed before the divorce
  • Your respective financial needs and the financial needs of any dependent children
  • The current earnings of each party
  • The potential earning capacity of each party in the future
  • The contribution made to the marriage, either financial or by caring for children and looking after the family home

For example, if a young couple with no children free consultationhave been married for only a short time and both are working, then it may be fair for them both to leave the marriage with no ongoing financial ties and taking with them what they brought into the marriage.

If a couple have been married for 25 years and by agreement the wife gave up a career to bring up the family at home, while the husband became the sole bread winner, then the wife's future earnings capability may be severely compromised.

In these circumstances the wife should not be penalised for her lack of earnings ability and may be entitled to ongoing spousal maintenance.

How courts deal with pensions in divorce financial settlement?

When a marriage or civil partnership ends, courts deal with the pension arrangements in one of 3 ways.

  1. You’re given a percentage share of your former partner’s pension pot. This is known as pension sharing. The money that you get from the pension pot of your former spouse or civil partner is then legally treated as your money.
  2. The value of a pension is offset against other assets. This is known as pension offsetting. For example: you keep your pension and your former spouse or civil partner keeps the home.
  3. Some of your pension is paid to your former partner. This is known as pension attachment or sometimes pension earmarking. This is like a maintenance payment directly from one person’s pension pot to their former spouse or civil partner. Under this arrangement, money from your tax-free lump sum can also go to your former spouse or civil partner.

What orders can the court make in divorce financial settlement?

The court has power to make orders for a spouse including:-

  • Periodical payments (maintenance or alimony)
  • Secured provision (maintenance that is charged against an asset)
  • Lump sum (a cash payment)
  • Transfer of property (where one legal ownership of an asset is taken away from one spouse and transferred to the other)
  • (except upon decree of judicial separation) a pension  attachment and a pension sharing order
  • Agreed child maintenance orders, school fees orders and/or top up orders where there is a maximum Child Maintenance Service assessment.

FAQs - Challenging Non-Molestation Orders/Applications

Can I challenge a non-molestation order/application?

You can challenge a non-molestation order/application made against you if you believe that the non-molestation order or application against you is baseless and not corroborated by any evidence.

Can a non-molestation order be cancelled or removed?

The person who the non-molestation is against (Resondent) cannot have it cancelled or removed. Only the person in whose favour the order was made (Applicant) can ask the court to remove or cancel it by writing to the court and explaining what the situation was and what it is now,why you would like the non-molestation order to be removed and what the benefit would be if it was removed.

What is the cost of challenging a non-molestation order?

There is no court fee to contest the non-molestation order. The over all fee charged by the solicitors for contesting non-molestation order is dependent on when the proceedings to challenge non-molestation order conclude.

You can schedule an appointment for detailed advice and consultation for challenging non-molestation order for just £80 (VAT included) during our office hours or £100 (VAT included) outside our office hours.

Our fixed fee non-molestation solicitors in London can act for various stages of contesting a non-molestation order or application on fixed fee basis. The agreed fixed fee will be dependent on the volume of work involved in the case and the complexity of the matter. Please be advised that our fixed fees do not cover the Barrister's fees.

Casework Stage Fixed Fee (Acting For The Respondent)

All the work until First Hearing date.

from £700 + VAT
Interim Hearing (if listed) from £500 + VAT
Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) from £2,000 + VAT
Preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. from £3,000 + VAT

If you instruct us on hourly rate basis, our hourly rate for providing legal help and assistance with contesting non-molestation order starts from £120 + VAT per hour.

How can I apply to change or set aside a non-molestation order?

You can apply to change or set aside a non-molestation order by filing application to the family court using application form FL403. Our specialist team of non-molestation solicitors can provide the required legal help and support for changing or setting aside a non-molestation order.

Can I make a cross application after receiving an ex parte non-molestation order?

Yes, you can make a cross application for non-molestation order after you have received the ex parte (without notice) non-molestation order against you. Such application should ideally be made before the first hearing date.

What is cross undertaking in a non-molestation order first hearing?

As a result of cross application by the Respondent against the petitioner, both parties may give undertaking not to harm or harrass each other by giving undertaking or promise to the court. Such undertaking or promise by each party is called cross undertaking.

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