At Edwards Duthie we know that choosing a Solicitor to represent you in Divorce proceedings can seem a daunting task. We can reassure you that our solicitors have been specifically selected not only for their empathy but also their proactive litigation skills which ensure children’s needs are always placed first and staunchly defended.

We will listen to your specific set of circumstances and let you as the client dictate the speed at which things progress. If separation has recently occurred, and you feel there may be a prospect of reconciliation, we will assist you to contact agencies or counsellors who could assist if necessary. No client is put under any pressure to move forward with Divorce proceedings until they are ready. It is also common for clients to take advice prior to separation so they know their options before taking any final decisions.

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As one of the largest and longstanding Family Law Teams in East London we have spent many years forging links with leading Barristers Chambers who specialise in Divorce and Financial Resolution work. Edwards Duthie hold a complete experts directory of approved Accountants, Surveyors, Handwriting Experts and Financial Advisors whose expertise we can call upon for assistance with your case if the need arises.

We ensure that you have case plans which use plain English from the outset so you know what to expect in your Divorce together with timescales. We understand that even though we deal with these matters day in day out, our clients do not.

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Our Specialist lawyers are members of Resolution. Resolution members sign up to a Code of Conduct which encourages a non confrontational approach to resolving disputes. We will not raise hostility unnecessarily and our experience shows that this is often the most effective way of reaching a cost proportionate settlement for our clients. As Matrimonial Lawyers we are part of your life for a snapshot in time but if we do not act in you or the children’s best interests at all times it can have far reaching consequences, we do not take that responsibility lightly.

Edwards Duthie is a full service law firm and if you decide to instruct is for your Divorce and Matrimonial affairs we will also be able to assist you with all other legal issues that follow on from that, conveyancing work or updating your will are two common examples. The firm holds the ‘Special Quality Mark’ Accreditation to demonstrate to our clients that the firm operates to the highest standards in both our legal advice but also our internal processes.

If you decide to instruct Edwards Duthie for your Divorce we make you the following service promises;

  • We will be transparent about fees, providing you with fixed fees where possible. Where a fixed fee is not possible, and an hourly rate is applicable, we will provide you with monthly cost updates
  • We will provide you with an appointment within 5 working days of a request (subject to annual leave)
  • When your solicitor is on annual leave you will always have another designated member of the team to contact should there be any unexpected updates which require advice
  • We will provide you with the direct email address for your solicitor for swift responses
  • We will not increase your hourly rate no matter how long your case lasts, any annual increases will be applied to new clients only
  • We will provide your advice in plain English and will always be happy to clarify any issues or concerns you may have

To discuss how we might be able to assist you please complete your details on the tab on the right of the screen. A member of our specialist Divorce team will then contact you to discuss your needs with no obligation.

How much will a divorce cost?

At Edwards Duthie we are aware that funding your case is one of the most significant concerns for clients, particularly those who may have their wealth tied up in their property. We have a package of options and are confident that we can accommodate most clients;

  • To instruct we only require an initial payment on account of £500 (£250 if you are only seeking initial advice)
  • We offer a Direct Debit Scheme where clients spread the cost of their legal representation through a monthly contribution. Those clients paying £250 a month or more also attract a 5% discount on their hourly rate work
  • If either you or your partner owns a property with £75,000 of equity or more, and you are on low income or in receipt of benefits, we can discuss specialist Matrimonial funding providers accepted by the firm. Clients repay their legal fees to the provider at the conclusion of the proceedings.

No matter what your circumstances we are confident that we will be able to find a funding solution to suit you.

At Edwards Duthie we take pride in looking after our localised communities and families. Our office locations service many clients who live in Wanstead, Woodford, Chigwell, Loughton, Gants Hill, Theydon Bois, Romford, Ilford, Barking, Seven Kings, Gidea Park, Chadwell Heath, Stratford, Docklands and then wider afield into Essex and Greater London.

If you would like to know more or need our help please call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak with one of our family lawyers

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