how much do solicitors charge

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  1. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    roughly my sons dad mite be applying for custody and need to start saving cos i want the best llawyer money can buy so need a savings goal iykwim
     
  2. sophxx

    sophxx Well-Known Member

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    ring around and ask as it varies. x
     
  3. Tasha

    Tasha 4kids+2angels+16mc
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    It varies a lot, but a solictor I was using in a different sort of case who was at the top end of their game was about £100 an hour for the assistant, £250 an hour for her and a barrister was around £500 an hour :wacko:
     
  4. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    Are you on income support/job seekers? If you are you'll be entitled to legal aid.
     
  5. tallybee

    tallybee DS '04, DD '06, DD '15

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    ^WTS.

    It does vary hugely but even the least expensive ones fees make your eyes water :shock:

    Definitely ring round a few in your area and ask. Many do a free first consultation too so you can go to a few and gauge how 'right' they seem for what you need.

    ANd yea if you are on IS or JSA or a low wage then legal aid may be able to help.

    All the best!
     
  6. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    we dont get no benefits my partner works full time hes on 16.5k a year so wont get legal aid :-/
     
  7. Tasha

    Tasha 4kids+2angels+16mc
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    If you are on a low income (they class this as a gross income of less than £2,657 a month, which is roughly £31k a year) then you will still get some help hun
     
  8. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    oo thats good to know hopefully we wont need one anyway fingers crossed
     
  9. Happy

    Happy Mummy to Phoebe

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    Mine costs me £200 an hour, she is worth every penny!
     
  10. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    Mines £150 an hour
     

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