Innovative new legal service to reduce the stress of divorce.
30th April 2010
Each year in the UK, thousands of divorcing couples become caught up in costly and protracted legal disputes over separating their finances. For couples already at breaking point due to the collapse of their marriage, the stress and uncertainty over mounting legal bills is a real headache.
An innovative new service is being launched today, offering access to expert family lawyers who will help people to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce, for a transparent fixed price.
The new service is being launched by Wikivorce, the UK's national divorce support organisation, in collaboration with leading family law firms: Brethertons LLP and The National Family Law Practice.
Ian Rispin, the Managing Director of Wikivorce, explained "A common concern I hear when talking to some of our 55,000 members, is that they are very worried about large legal bills, and are particularly concerned that they have no control over the way these costs escalate month by month. Traditional law firms have been very reluctant to move away from hourly billing, but fortunately, in Brethertons and The National Family Law Practice, we have found two very enlightened firms, who have worked closely with us to develop this innovative range of customer friendly, fixed price legal services."
Linda Jones, Head Of Family Law at Brethertons, agrees "In today's economic climate, divorcing clients tell us they want cost-certainty and fee transparency. With our service FAR £egal (Fixed Ancillary Relief) we have broken the process down into four easy to understand steps and provided clear, transparent pricing. This means that our clients will know in advance exactly what the service delivers and how much it will cost."
Rachel Edwards Barrott, Principal Solicitor at TNFLP added, "We have been working successfully with Wikivorce for over two years, providing low cost divorces for many of their members. We are excited about extending the range of affordable services to include negotiating financial settlements at a fixed price, which will provide clients with a professional legal service and peace of mind about the costs."