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    Whether you are experiencing matrimonial problems or are being denied access to your children, family breakdowns can be extremely distressing. When our clients first come to see us, they are often experiencing the very lowest point of their lives.

    If you are facing family or matrimonial difficulties, our dedicated solicitors will help you get your life back on track. When you feel that your life has been turned upside down, we can help you to take control with expert, straight-forward and practical advice.

    All our family solicitors are fully qualified with many years’ experience and will be sympathetic, patient and professional throughout your case.


    We are accredited with the Solicitors Quality Mark for family, which means that we are recognised for providing high standards of specialist advice and client care in family matters.

    We are authorised by the Legal Aid Agency to provide family advice to those eligible to receive public funding. So, if you are eligible for legal aid, then we will assess you immediately and complete any necessary forms with you.

    If you are not eligible to receive legal aid, we offer very competitive rates and fixed fee packages to give you the flexibility to pay for only the services you want, at a fixed price or an agreed top end limit.

    Flexible payment options

    With so many other more important things on your mind, the last thing you need to be worrying about is your legal costs. That’s why we also offer flexible payment options, which allow you to spread the costs of our services in to more manageable weekly or monthly payments.
    • Adoption
    • Child Abduction
    • Cohabitation
    • Care proceedings
      (where the local authority has taken children into care/ working with families)
    • Financial Disputes
    • Injunctions
    • Paternity Testing/Parental Responsibility
    • Residence Nuptial Agreements
    • Change of name
    • Civil partnerships
    • Contact with children
    • Divorce and relationship breakdown
    • Domestic Violence
    • Grandparent contact
    • Mediation
    • Separation Agreements, Pre Nuptial/Post

    What is a fixed fee?

    We recognise that family disputes are difficult to deal with, without the additional worry of how much the legal fees will cost. At DRN, we aim to provide transparency with our services and fees; and have a range of fixed fee packages available for all of our clients.
    £ VAT Court Fees Total
    Initial Consultation and Case Assessment 200.00 40.00 0 240.00
    One to one consultation with a qualified Solicitor, where we will discuss your circumstances and explain relevant issues. You will be provided with written confirmation of instructions given and legal advice provided together with any relevant costs implication.


    £ VAT Court Fees Total
    Undefended Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership (Petitioner) 600.00 120.00 593.00 1193.00
    (Includes first half hour face to face appointment with Solicitor, completing Divorce Petition, issuing Petition, obtaining Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute. Does not include any additional applications to deem service, trace, and translation of Marriage Certificate or advertise service of Petition).

    * fixed fees may be agreed in advance following initial consultation and case assessment

    MAKE AN ENQUIRY If you cannot find a fixed fee which applies to your particular circumstances, then please contact us directly to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific situation.

    If you would like more information on our family services, please contact a member of our experienced team, who are available to talk you through all our legal services.

    Call our Burnley office on 01282 433241 or our Colne office on 01282 864500. Alternatively, you can send us an on-line enquiry and one of our team will be in touch shortly.