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Fixed Fee Divorce Service

Having a clear idea of costs upfront can help remove some of the financial uncertainties divorce can bring.

Call 01284 701131 to book an appointment

How our fixed fee divorce service works

One of our family lawyers will meet with you to introduce themselves, provide legal advice and obtain the information needed to start the divorce process.

Using the information provided by you, we prepare all the documents required by the court, liaise with the other party or their solicitor and manage the entire process from start to finish.

Our Fees

Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service to the applicant (the person applying for divorce) is £480 (inclusive of VAT) plus the Court Fee of £593 (a fee payable to the Court Service with every application)*.

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What’s included in our Fixed Fee Divorce Service?

Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service provides you with a specialist family lawyer who will:

  • Prepare the divorce application for your approval
  • Send the divorce application to the court for issuing
  • Receive acknowledgement of service from the respondent (your spouse) or their solicitor
  • Apply to the court for the Conditional Order (previously known as decree nisi)
  • Apply to the court for the Final Order (previously known as decree absolute)

Most importantly, our family law team does all of this with the utmost care, supporting you every step of the way.

* Please note, as is standard practice, the court fee is payable upfront, along with our full fee. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for help with court fees. For more information, visit

Ready to take the first step? Call us today on 01284 701131 to make an appointment.


What’s not covered

Our Fixed Fee Divorce fee is the cost to legally end your marriage. Depending on your situation, there may be additional fees for legal advice and services on matters to do with:

  • Financial advice/settlement
  • Children
  • Unforeseen complications. For example, problems with the service of the proceeding on the other party

We will always be upfront and clear about what these costs are likely to be when we first meet you, or as soon as we become aware of something that may result in an additional fee.


Why use our family lawyers?

Our highly experienced family law team takes a non-confrontational approach. As such, they know how to diffuse situations and will be with you at every step to make the divorce process as straightforward as possible.

“I can’t find the words to tell you how grateful I am. You have helped me so much throughout my divorce.”

“Burnett Barker is professional, knowledgeable, and above all, compassionate. Thank you for your service at this difficult time.”

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Just want to know where you stand?

If you are not quite ready to apply for a divorce and just want to know what your options are, we offer a one-to-one family law consultation for a fixed fee of £149 (inclusive of VAT). Most clients discover something they were unaware of in this consultation, which reaffirms how important it is to find out what your options are.

Simply call us on 01284 701131 to make an appointment.

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A few words from our clients

Professional, knowledgeable and above all compassionate. Thank you for your service at this very difficult time. I would highly recommend Burnett Barker Solicitors for children's matters.
I cannot find the words to tell you how grateful I am. Your professionalism and sound advice helped me to remain calm and in control.
Thank you for your help. Everything I needed, you did for me and now I see my son regularly, which is just amazing.
Joanne and Laura were so helpful with my difficult family matter. A lot of great advice and they were there from the beginning to the end of my journey.
Joanne Matthews is exceptional, and takes personable approach, that is honest. Very reasonable approach to fees and a non-aggressive attitude to family law.
You have been so calm and supportive and have completely understood the need to look after my future, but to also be fair to my ex-husband.

For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message via this website, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds – we have free parking on site!

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