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Hi, I wish to divorce my husband of 20 years. We have been

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Hi, I wish to divorce my husband of 20 years. We have been apart for 2 years with 2 children, 8 and 18. I am not entitled to legal aid and as I am on my own I need to know the cost before I proceed.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Different solicitors will charge different rates so you are right to shop around. As you have an eight year old you can't use the quickie divorce procedure and have to use ordinary procedure.

This has to be done by a solicitor and if I was quoting for it would charge £1600 including VAT and outlays.

Happy to discuss further.

I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
That figure above assumes everything has been agreed and there are no contentious issues involving children or money. If there are, the fixed fee would not be appropriate and a rate of £190 per hour plus VAT and outlays would be charged.