Paul J Watson Solicitors - 116 Borough Road - Middlesbrough - TS1 2ES - T: 01642 293427





Matrimonial Finances - Paul J Watson Solicitors Middlesbrough


A relationship breakdown is traumatic for anyone, whether it arises from a marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation, and trying to agree a financial settlement following separation often adds to the stress of an already difficult situation.


Paul J Watson Solicitor can offer you sympathetic, constructive advice at this difficult time, helping you to achieve a fair financial settlement, whether by negotiation or court order.  Our Family Solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with cases of this type, so you can be sure that we can provide you with the knowledge and support that you need to resolve your case.


Our Family Team are members of specialist Family Law organisation, Resolution and we therefore encourage settlement of cases in a non-confrontational way where at all possible.  That does not mean that we will not fight your case in court if this is needed.

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Why choose Paul J Watson Solicitor?

·    Our experienced and dedicated team will fight your case, helping you to negotiate and mediate where possible;

·    Our Finances Solicitor is fully qualified, with over 10 years' experience;

·    Free initial telephone consultation with our solicitor to assess your case;

·    We are very proactive in progressing cases as quickly as possible and undertake most of our correspondence by email, considerably speeding up the process;

·    Legal Aid is still available in some Matrimonial Finances cases and we undertake Legal Aid work;

·    Competitive rates are available if you cannot apply for Legal Aid.


Matrimonial Finances fees

Our competitive hourly rates are charged at £200 ex VAT (£240 inc VAT) for the work of Rebecca Jackson, our Matrimonial Finances Solicitor who qualified in 2008.  Your case will be assessed during your initial telephone consultation and we will provide you with an estimate of the likely costs.  We then bill your case on a monthly basis, allowing you to spread the cost of your Financial case.


Divorce fees

The Cost Our Divorce Solicitor's fixed fee for Petitioner cases is £750 ex VAT (900 inc VAT), and the Respondent case is £375 ex VAT (450 inc VAT).  There is also a divorce petition filing fee of £550 for the Petitioner, and our solicitors will advise whether you qualify financially for the Court's exemption or reduced court fee.  For more complex divorce cases, or for Financial or Children matters, our Matrimonial lawyers charge an hourly rate of £200 ex VAT (£240 inc VAT).


We can also advise you on how to apply for partial discount or exemption from court fees, if you are assessed as eligible (currently £550 to file a divorce petition).


If you would like to have an initial discussion with our Matrimonial Finances Solicitors in Middlesbrough to assess your case, please complete our Contact Form requesting a call back, or call on 01642 293427