Why Pay As You Go?
At Hopkins Law we recognise that Legal Proceedings are expensive and also may occur at times of emotional upheaval. Being family centred solicitors we understand you may need to use your available money on your family and yourself, but this shoulnd’t mean that you are left with no access to legal services.
To help with this we have developed Pay As You Go to help you obtain the legal advice you need and at the same time manage your own finances. You will be in charge of your own case and will come to us as and when you require essential legal support.
Fixed Fee DivorcesWe also offer a Fixed Fee Divorce, Further Details Of Which Can Be Found On Our Divorce And Separation Page
Tips For Using Our Pay As You Go Service
Come And See Us
We’ll advise you about the likely
costs and whether we think Pay As You Go
is right for your case.
Keep all your paperwork together
and keep a note of any telephone
conversations you have regarding your case –
record dates, times, people and what was discussed.
Keep all your emails in one place too.
Pay As You Go!
Pay on the day each time you see us.
No nasty bills in the post, no nasty surprises.
Many forms can be downloaded
so internet access is very useful.
How Does It Work?
You can meet with us at the very beginning, take advantage of the advice we give and only pay for the meeting. We can tell you in advance what the meeting will cost, you pay on the day and that’s it – no hidden extra costs. When you next need us, you can return with your paper work and pay for our time to advise you on any specific issue or on how to progress your case. Again, you will know the cost of that meeting before you even leave home.
How Can We Help?
We can assist in all aspects of Family Law including divorce, separation of finances, children matters and domestic violence. We can provide you all kinds of assistance including:
- Advising you on the law and best practice procedure
- Assist in drafting documents such as Divorce Petitions, Applications to Court and Statements
- Advising you about representing yourself at Court (when you are acting as a “Litigant in Person”)
- Representing you at Court, or assisting you to obtain Barrister representation (Advocacy Services)
- Advising on any specific issues that arise in your case, such as statements from the other side or expert reports.
Why Is Pay As You Go Right For You?
Cash Flow Management and Control – You are in control of your own case. You are in charge of when we carry out work because we will not be corresponding with any other solicitors or third party about you case unless you request us to. You just pay on the day for the time that we have spent with you.
You are your only client so you can move things along as quickly as you want to.
You’ll be doing all your own paperwork and administration, reducing your costs.
You come in when you want to see us for as long as you need to see us. You can change the level of service to the full representation service at any time.
All our solicitors are very experienced in dealing with your matter in the most sensitive and professional way.
You will always see the same lawyer and you will always get our first class service. Pay As You Go is about cutting costs for you, not cutting the quality of our service.
We can be right by your side in Court which can be a daunting place when you’re not familiar with it. We’ll guide you, reassure you, speak for you and generally be there with you and for you.
If you have seen us, it also means we cannot represent the other party to your dispute except in specific circumstances.
We can help you find other services like financial advisers, mediators, family therapists and mortgage brokers, should you need them.