Fixed Fee Family Law Scheme

Cunningtons LLP has launched a Family Law fixed fee service.

If you would like Family Law advice but you’re worried about the costs, our fixed fee service puts you back in control.

Unlike other Family Law solicitors, we can assist you on a fixed-fee basis even where there are issues still in dispute.

Click on the links below to find out more about how our family law department can help you through this difficult time.

Fixed Fee Booklet

Download the Booklet in pdf format

This booklet contains all you need to know about our family law fixed fee scheme, which can assist you even if you haven’t been able to reach an agreement with the other party.

Fixed Fee Instruction Form

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Please complete this form so we know which service you require.

Terms & Conditions

Download our Ts & Cs in pdf format

Our Terms & Conditions for our Fixed Fee Service explain what is and is not included and how it all works.

Advocacy Document

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Unlike other firms, we can represent you at court for a fixed fee.  This document sets out more information and details of our costs.

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Cunningtons LLP: Specialist Family Lawyers

Cunningtons LLP has a specialist Family Law Department based at its offices in Braintree, Wickford and Chelmsford.

Our team of Family Law solicitors has significant expertise in Family Law and Children Law and we are all members of Resolution. In other words, we are experts at what we do, so you can be sure that the advice you receive is accurate and realistic.


The following are common questions we get asked about Family Law issues. If you cannot find the answer here, please ask us for an answer.

Although you do not need a solicitor to get a divorce or dissolution, you will benefit from clear legal advice at a stressful time in your life.

The advice of a professional divorce solicitor who has experienced many similar situations in the past in invaluable.

If your divorce ends up in court it can be very expensive – upwards of £3,000.

That is why as experienced Family Law solicitors we see that it is so much easier and simpler to agree all the terms amicably by discussion.

The standard cost of a divorce is usually between £500 and £1000, depending on whether you are the petitioner or the respondent.

That sum excludes anything to do with finance.

Although in principle a divorce or dissolution aims at a 50/50 split, is unusual for all assets and income to be split equally.

The division depends on many factors including childcare, cost of living, and the perceived financial input of each party.

The division doesn’t have to be dealt with in court, it is more likely to be a decision achieved through mediation.

A Family Lawyer acting in a Divorce – or a Divorce Solicitor – deals with all aspects of the divorce proceedings, financial arrangements and childcare issues arising out of a  separation.

Family Law solicitor helps with all other aspects of Divorce:

  • sorting out finances after a separation;
  • making arrangements for children after a separation;
  • protection from domestic abuse; and
  • prenuptial agreements (prenups).


Fixed Fee Scheme

Find out about our unique Fixed Fee Scheme for Family Law cases, and see if it’s right for you.

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There’s a lot of jargon involved in the world of Family Law, so we have put together a glossary of the most common terms, with explanations.

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Family Solicitor Focus

The human face of Family Law: meet Cunningtons partner Jill Wiggins, who works out of our Braintree office.

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