Top eight options for divorce legal costs – consider the collaborative approach

29th September 2016

If divorce is on the horizon, your financial future may seem uncertain and funding legal fees can feel like a daunting prospect. That is why at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, we believe in being clear about your cost options from the outset.

We offer a fixed fee initial consultation from our offices in Lichfield, Cannock and Sutton Coldfield. We also offer an attractive fixed fee divorce package so you can get the very best legal advice when you need it most.

However, getting divorced also involves financial separation and making arrangements for children. Resolving these complex issues is where legal costs can build up, depending on how events develop and how long it takes.

In this series of blogs, Laura Lambert, family law solicitor at Ansons Solicitors, explains your options for covering the legal costs of divorce and what you can do to minimise them.

Consider a collaborative approach

The collaborative law approach is where both spouses arrange a series of meetings to negotiate an agreement together with your collaboratively trained lawyers.  You both retain control over the process and can decide the venue, frequency and scheduling of the meetings.  The cost will depend on how quickly you are able to achieve a result and how much work your solicitor has to do on your behalf. Often in collaborative meetings you may agree to use funds in your joint names to cover your legal fees.

For more information on collaborative law or covering the costs of divorce, please contact Laura Lambert on 01543 431 996 or email