The breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be a traumatic and distressing time. It can leave those involved feeling vulnerable and confused. At Duncan Watts LLP we are able to provide sensitive, expert and pragmatic advice from a team of highly experienced Family Law Specialists.



We can help you to resolve difficulties in relation to your separation and to advise you on the grounds. The advice will include practical issues such as how to separate, the arrangements for the children, financial matters and whether urgent action is required. Our team includes Resolution Accredited Specialists, Collaborative Lawyers, and Family Mediators. We offer a fixed cost service for divorce, where the proceedings are undefended.



1. If you initiate the divorce you will be known as the petitioner. We will prepare the divorce petition and certain other paperwork on your behalf. As you are initiating the divorce you will be asked to pay the Court fees as well as your lawyer's fees. Our fixed fee for this service is £1165.00 which includes the Court fees and VAT.

2. If your spouse has commenced the proceedings (you are the respondent) and where the divorce is not opposed by you we offer a fixed fee of £500.00 to handle the divorce on your behalf. This includes our fees and VAT on our fees. You do not have to pay Court fees, this is payable by your spouse who has initiated the divorce, although sometimes you may have to pay towards your spouse's costs and we will advise you should that be the case.

The above costs do not include issues concerning children or finances.