West Essex  & City Family Lawyer 

Nina Pantzaris - Divorce and Family Solicitor

                                                                                                 SERVICES AND COSTS

"Understand your options" Session - free
I offer a free 15 minute "understand your options" session by telephone where I
- help you understand the options available to you
- help you decide which options are right for you in your case
- and answer your questions about your options.
To request your session at no cost please send me an email to nina@redbarlaw.com simply putting "options" in the title and I will email you to arrange a convenient time to call you for the session.
"No Strings" - Initial Consultation - £125 plus VAT
At this meeting lasting up to one hour I
- aim to give you a comprehensive understanding of the possible settlement/outcomes for you
- wish to be as frank as I can be
- look at finding solutions for you
- look at ways to approach your case including ways out of court
- look at the services you may need and the costs involved
- wish you to come away from the meeting fully informed
- answer your queries
There is no obligation to commit to any course of action following the meeting and you are free to go away and think about my advice and contact me again when and if you decide to take things further. Please call me on 0207- 129 1424 to make a booking.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Subsequent consultations

You are able to book time with me for further consultations as the need arises.



Acting for you

Following our meeting you may feel that you can agree matters with your spouse directly. Alternatively you may request I act for you and try to reach agreement in correspondence between solicitors. Another method could be collaborative law, mediation or court proceedings.  You may decide that court proceedings are the appropriate route and request I represent you in those proceedings.


Documents

You may have agreed terms directly with your spouse but need help with drafting the paperwork. I can do this for you.


Service

Your point of contact is always with me and I will always work with you directly. You will not be put through to assistants or administration staff. I will not transfer your case to colleagues. I can see you in the City or at an office closer to you.

Costs

My services are charged at an hourly rate agreed with you in advance and at the outset of your case I will provide you with a written cost estimate of your likely costs. I am happy to provide you with interim bills and keep you up to date with your costs. I am always happy to discuss your costs and your budget with you.  Occasionally, in limited circumstances I can provide  my services under a fixed fee. If you would prefer a fixed fee please ask.

Funding

I am not able to offer legal aid. Legal aid is only available by those offering it in limited circumstances. For information on your eligibility for legal aid please visit www.legalservices.gov.uk.  In family law it is generally not possible to claim your legal fees from your spouse. You are responsible for your legal fees and not your spouse.  I am able to signpost you to respected loan products to help you fund your case. If you are experiencing domestic abuse I can sign post you to relevant services.


                                                                           Examples of some Services and Costs
 
 
 
 
 
 My services are charged at an hourly rate.  Alternatively, a fixed fee for specific work may be possible.
 
 
 
 
 
Initial consultation lasting up to one hour - discussion of your circumstances and the law - £125 plus VAT
 
 
 
 
 
Initial consultation lasting up to one and half hours - discussion of your circumstances and the law - plus detailed letter setting out our discussion and the advice given - £250 plus VAT
 
 
 
 
 
Representation and work in connection with negotiations, court proceedings, collaborative law - at the hourly rate or agreed fixed fee. 
 
 
 
 
 
Divorce paperwork (not including financial or other related matters) - a fixed fee is possible for this. Where there are no complications a fixed fee of £550 plus VAT can be agreed following an initial consulation. (Court fees are payable in addition).
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Consent Order - where this is completely agreed a fixed fee is possible in some circumstances.
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Remedy
 
 
 
 
 
Children Matters
 
 
 
 
 
Cohabitation / unmarried - property or other financial issues.
 
 
 
 
 
Prenuptial Agreements.
 
 
 
 
 
Cohabitation Agreements - a fixed fee can be agreed.
 
 
 
 
 
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