Supporting You

The Costs

The cost of our support is aimed to be affordable to all families and we offer a range of subsidised rates dependent upon your entire circumstances and the gravity or complexity of the legal matter that requires support.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that does not have shareholders and we utilise social impact grants and surplus funds to subsidise our rates. Our rates start at £75 per hour, which is considerably lower than that of a high street solicitor who may charge in excess of £300 per hour for the same type of work.

We also offer payment plans which are individual to your personal circumstances as we understand that most families are rarely prepared for separation.

Following your initial meeting we will be better informed of the gravity of the position and the financial circumstances of the family. We will always provide a summary of your position and a proposal of support in writing unless the seriousness of the situation requires us to act faster to protect life or liberty, in which case we will place the applications and achieve protection before we consider the cost implications.

The BH Support Summary and Proposal will explain the steps that we suggest are taken to achieve the very best outcome and the costs are broken down into estimates and maximum charges in the same way that a solicitor is obliged to do so, except our rates are highly competitive and usually far cheaper as we work with you to achieve the outcome. Our summary and proposal includes an administration cost contribution which goes towards our general overheads and the administration support given. This allows us to continue the work that we do to support many families travelling through the legal system without having to charge high fees for every email, call, meeting or the costs of printing or postage.

In addition to our affordable fees, you should also expect to pay court application fees, court ordered penalties like costs orders and other costs outside of our direct control. We will always endeavour to find exemption to application fees and to mitigate any court ordered penalties dependent upon your individual circumstances.

Reach Out Now for Support

Please click the above link and provide your details in order that we can begin to support you.

You will  be sent a questionnaire where you will be able to outline your situation and provide us with essential information to support you fully, every step of the way.

The information you send to us is security encrypted and will be kept completely confidential and completely safe enabling us to allocate the correct member of our family team to support you at your initial Free Appointment.

Please ensure that the contact information that you provide, including your email and telephone number is safe to use without being able to be accessed by anyone else.

If your email or telephone is not safe, please nominate a trusted friend to receive our form on your behalf or telephone our office on 01202 985111 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

After you have sent this extra information to us, we will give you direct access to our bookings calendar where you may choose a date and time that suits you for your initial Free Appointment. This can be in-person at our safe, confidential space in Southbourne or by telephone or video call.

If you need any assistance with the completion of the form or you wish to book an appointment directly by telephone, call 01202 985111 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

We provide support for:

  • Divorce Application Support

  • Child Arrangements

  • Child Maintenance

  • Money and Property

  • Family Law Support

  • Court Support

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