Saturday July 4, 2020

Calculating the costs of a split

The level of conflict between couples can have a significant impact on legal costs, writes Rachel Fehily.

4th December, 2011
Top firms of family law solicitors can charge fees of €450 an hour for mediation and collaborative law services. Photo: Getty

When relationships break down, the cost of hiring solicitors, barristers or other professionals to resolve separation or divorce issues can vary enormously.

However, family law litigants are beginning to realise that there is a strong correlation between the amount of conflict in their situation and the level of costs that they incur. Costs may also depend on issues such as the net worth of the family assets, or whether the break-up is straightforward.

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