Clean break divorce without massive legal fees

By October 1, 2015
Decree Absolute

How to get a clean break divorce

You want a clean break divorce but don’t want to pay thousands, what do you do?

Luckily, we’ve put together this guide on getting a clean break divorce without spending massive legal fees.

So, let’s get started.

The courts have a duty to try and effect a clean break in every divorce, except where there are children or not enough assets, so maintenance is needed.

Most couples we deal with at Quicke Divorce are self-representing and cannot afford or do not want to see a high street solicitor.

They will have usually already decided on the split of their assets and want it put into a binding court order.

This order is commonly known as a clean break order, but it will also outline the terms of the financial settlement, such as the sale of house and division, transfer of shares, personal property division and pension sharing.

Only after these other things have been dealt with does the clean break part of the order come into effect.

The decree absolute also has to have been pronounced before a clean break order can legally be put in place.

People often ask if they can just file a sheet of paper with their settlement details to get the clean break.

The answer is, unfortunately, a big no. The court like the order to be drafted in accordance with set rules and using court-approved precedents, which are not available to the general public.

Also, you will want to make sure that the order is watertight and there are no misunderstandings in the drafting.

Doing this via a local high-street solicitor would typically cost you between £1,500 and £5,000 depending on where you live in the UK.

Divorce solicitors in London will obviously be more expensive than a lawyer in Scunthorpe.

If you and your spouse are amicable and can arrange your financial settlement yourselves with the help of a legal professional, you can save yourself over £1,000 on the cost of your divorce.

This is where Quicke Divorce can help you… Luckily, we have a panel of solicitors that will draft your clean break order for you, either as part of a divorce package or separately if you have undertaken your own divorce.

How much our services cost

If you simply want our qualified solicitors to draft the clean break order paperwork as part of your financial settlement, we can do this for you with our consent order service for £139 fixed fee.

Prices start at £269 for your divorce and clean break order to be drafted, filed and processed through the courts.

We provide the same service to you as you would receive from a high-street solicitor, but without the hefty fees and slow completion timescales.

Call us on 01793 384 032 or chat to one of our friendly live chat advisers for more information on getting a clean break divorce.

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