Personal Law Services
Family Law Solicitors
The breakdown of any relationship can be distressing and traumatic. We are known to provide our clients with the support, care and advice they need. It is important that you obtain the right expert legal advice and representation as soon as possible. Our specialist family law solicitors Lee and Marie have extensive experience dealing with separating co-habitees, divorce, civil partnership breakdown, financial settlements, maintenance payments and child arrangements.
We offer all prospective new clients an informal discussion without charge or obligation. This will provide you with a broad overview of what you could achieve and the likely cost.
If you decide to proceed the person you meet will be the solicitor who acts for you. You will be provided with a written estimate of the likely costs that may be incurred. Nothing is hidden.
Fixed Fee Packages*
At Clough & Willis we know that everyone’s circumstances are different and as such we offer a number of affordable options relating to family law services. Our most popular are our fixed fee packages with clear and upfront costs from the start. Below is our guaranteed pricing for these services:
- Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are applying for the divorce)
£495+VAT (£594 inc VAT) plus court fees of £550 (inc VAT)
- Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are responding to the divorce)
£300+VAT (£360 inc VAT)
- Fixed Fee Change of Name Deed
£95+VAT (£114 inc VAT)
- Fixed Fee Parental Responsibility Agreements (Advice and Drafting)
£295+VAT (£354 inc VAT)
- Fixed Fee Financial Consent Orders including a “Clean Break” Provision
£500+VAT (£600 inc VAT) plus court fees of £50 (inc VAT)
- Fixed Fee Child Application Forms (Child Arrangements Order for Residence & Contact)
Form C100 including taking full details and preparing the documents - £450+VAT (£540 inc VAT)
Form C1A (only required if there are/have been welfare concerns) - £195+VAT (£234 inc VAT)
The first meeting with Lee or Marie is free. The person you see will be the person who will act on your behalf. At this meeting we will examine your situation and then discuss which option would be the best for you. For any work outside of our fixed fee packages you will be provided with a clear, written estimate of the likely costs that may be incurred.
About Our Family Law Department
The Family Law Department is headed by Lee Marston along with his colleage and long serving family law solicitor, Marie Whittaker. Both Lee and Marie are members of Resolution and experts in high value financial provision proceedings and complex children disputes.
Marie was the first solicitor in Bury to receive Resolution Accredited Specialist status.
An initial meeting is generally possible within 24 hours. Evening appointments may be available each Wednesday.
Committed to encouraging a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes we can advise on:
- Civil partnerships and disputes
- Living together / separation agreements and disputes
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Divorce & Financial settlement
- Financial Provision (formerly known as Ancillary Relief)
- Children - Court applications and negotiated problem resolution
- Child Support and Maintenance
- Domestic violence and injunctions
Get in touch
Contact the team at Clough & Willis today to discuss your situation in more detail. With offices in Bury and Bolton, we are easily accessible and can provide the expert guidance you need. Either call us on 0800 083 0815 or complete our online enquiry form on the side of this page and we will be in touch.
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What Our Clients Say
Having to go through the difficulties and complexities of a divorce, I am extremely pleased to have received the best possible legal advice and guidance from Marie. Marie has ensured that I have had my interests protected at all times, enabling me to relax, in the knowledge that all would be sorted.
I just wanted to say thank you for your advice. I left your office feeling a lot better than when I went it. Your help and advice has really helped me
Client Satisfaction Comment
Particular thanks to Marie Whittaker and excellent choice of Barrister. Guided and helped us through a difficult and stressful time.
A big thank you to Mrs Whittaker I found her to be professional yet understanding in what has been a very difficult time for myself.
You were great from start to finish. We were very fortunate to have Marie representing us. Many thanks to you all.
Marie helped me through a really rough time in a very professional manner.
Extremely pleased with the professionalism, the clear cut explanations and the manner in which my case was dealt with. Would have no hesitations in recommending Marie.
I was extremely happy with the way Marie handled my divorce. She made it a less painful experience than it may have otherwise been. I have recommended her to a colleague who I also think is very happy.
Everything was very professional and quick. I would use Clough & Willis in the future, if needed.
My experience has been very positive, you are a great team! Always welcoming, always approachable and always efficient and professional. Marie supported me throughout a complex divorce and allowed me to do things in my own time and in my own way – this was important to me.
I was very happy about the service I received from Lee personally. He was very through in all areas and always kept me informed.
Thank you for doing your job so well! We are really grateful for your knowledge, expertise and professionalism which definitely helped to make an awful situation move along as smoothly as it could.
It is always good to know that I have a trusted advisor when I need help in the future, especially someone like Lee with his sympathetic manner and understanding nature. Not forgetting his sense of humour.
Thank you very much Lee for your support, help and advice in such a traumatic period of time. You were so professional. Thanks to you and your team I can forget about the last ten years. The house has finally been sold and I can get on with my life. I can’t wait to see what happens next.