Family Law Fixed Fee Meetings

We offer a variety of fixed price meetings to help our clients access the advice they need at the time that they need it.

Meet the Family Law Team

Nicola Codd

Barbara Richardson

I want to say a big thankyou to you (and your team) for your help over the last few months. Your help and support made what felt almost impossible at the beginning, doable in the end.
Ms A of Lancaster

At Baines Bagguley Penhale we are aware that when relationships break down, or family difficulties arise, it can be difficult to know which steps to take first.

We have developed a variety of fixed price meetings to help our clients access the advice they need at the time that they need it.

For further information in relation to any of the services detailed below, or to discuss how we can help you further, please contact us.

First family law advice meeting – 30 minutes or 1 hour

This meeting is usually suitable for clients who need access to general initial information so that they can make early decisions in relation to steps they may need to take, or issues they may need to consider.

We offer an option of a 30 minute meeting or a 1 hour meeting to allow for those times when all that is needed is an answer to a question or brief advice, and those times when a full and detailed discussion is required.

Our fee for a family law fixed meeting is :

For a 30 minute meeting £120 inclusive of VAT.

For a 1 hour meeting £240 inclusive of VAT.

A written report can be provided setting out our advice and any recommended next steps for an additional fee of £30 inclusive of VAT.

Best approach meeting – 1 hour

At this meeting we will discuss with you the different ways in which issues arising upon divorce or separation can be resolved including:

  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Meetings
  • Lawyers Negotiating on your behalf
  • Arbitration
  • Court Proceedings

Choosing the right process in the beginning is likely to save you time, money and stress in the long term. You can choose to use a combination of two or more of the above if that is appropriate for your circumstances.

The meeting will focus on which process is most suitable taking into account your specific concerns and circumstances.

Our fee for this meeting is £250 inclusive of VAT. A full written report can also be prepared for an additional fee of £30 inclusive of VAT.

Child focused advice meeting – 1 hour

We recognise that for parents who are separated or thinking about divorce or separation one of your biggest worries is likely to be about your children, who they will live with and how they will continue to have a meaningful relationship with both of you and your families.

At this meeting we will discuss your family circumstances and any specific concerns you have in relation to your children. We will provide support and advice to help you to focus on meeting your child’s needs at this time of family change.

The cost of this meeting includes a booklet published by the family law organisation Resolution “Helping Parents to Help Children” which covers a range of topics about the separation process, as well as information on how children are affected and can be helped.

Our fee for this meeting is £250 inclusive of VAT. A full written report can also be prepared for an additional fee of £30 inclusive of VAT.

Finance focused advice meeting – 1 hour

At this meeting we will consider your financial circumstances and the implications of any change in circumstances. We will discuss with you the further information you will require to enable you to make an informed decision about the financial outcome you seek. During the course of the meeting we can advise you upon:

  • Division of Capital
  • Sale or transfer of your marital home
  • How pensions can be dealt with
  • Inheritance and Non-matrimonial assets
  • Spousal Maintenance

There is no standard formula for calculating appropriate financial provision on divorce and so the outcome of Court proceedings is uncertain, costly and time consuming. We can provide guidance at the beginning, helping you to identify and resolve issues.

We will provide you with a questionnaire when you make an appointment and if you are able to complete and return this prior to our meeting we will be able to provide advice tailored to your circumstances.

Our fee for this meeting is £250 inclusive of VAT. A full written report can also be prepared for an additional fee of £30 inclusive of VAT.

For further information in relation to any of the services detailed below, or to discuss how we can help you further, please contact us.

Meet the Family Law Team

Nicola Codd

Barbara Richardson

Barbara’s mission to resolve disputes with dignity, placing the children’s wellbeing as priority is set in stone. Listening, calmly probing, unravelling emotional histrionics, solution orientated, flexible to change and most of all available…
Ms S