Family Law Solicitors
Welcome To Prentice Family Law
Prentice Family Law is a modern, forward thinking, client focused firm, specialising in Family Law.
Our aim is to provide an unrivalled level of customer service and expert legal advice to clients, not just in Surrey and the South East, but across the country and internationally. We are passionate about looking after our clients and building and developing relationships with them. We pride ourselves on being approachable and offering clear, straight forward, cost effective legal advice.
“From the beginning to the end of my acrimonious divorce, Paul has always provided good counsel and support during a very difficult time in my life.
He is diligent, efficient and professional but more than that he is kind, understanding and easily accessible.
I would definitely recommend Paul should you ever need to go through this difficult process.”
“Paul advised me in connection with my divorce which became final in September 2017. He provided a perfect mix of excellent practical advice alongside dealing efficiently with the formalistic requirements and framework around the divorce processes. He was always available and his easy going style and reassurance made what is a stressful time, more tolerable.
Where possible Paul offers constructive advice on when and how you can deal with certain practical matters yourself without the need to go through him – that was unexpected and a testament to his attitude to help clients keep down unnecessary costs.
Whilst for personal reasons I hope I have no need to use Paul’s services again, I would have no hesitation in recommending him if you want sensible, practical legal advice on marital matter at a sensible price.”
“The challenges when my marriage ended extended well beyond the Decree Absolute.
At the most vulnerable time of my life, I continued to experience very challenging behaviours from my former husband for some years that needed legal backup to manage. Paul helped me to gain confidence, providing real clarity on what was reasonable to expect coming out of divorce, and acted for me to challenge what was not.
His personal involvement is a notable strength, he gets results, is realistic about what is needed, and I would recommend him to anyone needing to navigate what can be complex and emotionally-draining waters. It was support that I could not have managed without. “
“I found Paul to have a very professional and dedicated approach in achieving the best possible outcome for me in a difficult personal scenario . He took a strategic and also detailed approach to ensure a positive result . Paul was very personable, pragmatic, diligent and well balanced in his views and an excellent communicator which enabled me to get the best possible outcome when I went through a divorce. I have since recommended several of my friends to Paul and all have received positive outcomes with his thorough and professional approach.”
“I can vouch from my own set of circumstances, that I found Paul’s assistance and guidance throughout my divorce invaluable. I deem him to be fair, thoughtful of my needs and a very capable honest lawyer who says it as it is.. no fluff. I was very happy with Prentice Family Law. I would recommend them to any good friend.”
“I found Paul Prentice to be straight talking and Pro-Active in getting to a resolution in my long and arduous Divorce settlement.
He willingly took on the case from an unhelpful and Re-Active Solicitor franchise who I was unhappy with. Paul was available almost 24/7 to contact and always replied in good time.”
“Paul’s advice and guidance was invaluable during a really tough time, allowing me to make considered decisions.”
We have past clients available to talk to you before you commit your case to Paul
We are a small specialist firm of family law solicitors in Guildford able to offer a bespoke and personal service tailored for you and your case, which larger firms may not be able to offer. We care about our clients as individuals. We listen to our clients so we understand their needs and issues, and can swiftly identify the best solutions.
We understand it is not always convenient for you to come to us during office hours and so we offer out of hours appointments, including weekends, and we are also able to offer Skype consultations.
Divorce and family breakdown can be a very stressful time, but we support you through the process and, with experience, specialist advice and understanding, we provide you with practical solutions to help you resolve matters as quickly and as amicably as possible.
To ensure that you understand the options available to you before you commit your case to us, we offer an initial free telephone consultation to allow you to get to know us and discuss the way forward. We believe that this will give you total confidence in us.
Contact us now for a free initial telephone consultation.
We understand that divorce can be a stressful time, but we aim to guide you through the divorce procedure and make it as simple, pain free and cost effective as possible.
As Family Divorce Solicitors we are often asked how much it costs to get divorced, and this actually has a simple answer.
If you complete all the paperwork required to get a divorce yourself, then the only payment required is the court fee of £550. If you prefer not to do the paperwork yourself most solicitors will offer a fixed fee divorce. Prentice Family Law offers a fixed fee divorce for £900 plus vat, plus the court fee of £550.
Where the confusion often occurs is that these fees cover divorce papers only; they do not include the cost of sorting out financial matters or child care arrangements. When people talk about the high costs of divorce it is the legal wrangling about these issues that they are talking about.
The divorce procedure begins with a petition and ends with a decree absolute, which dissolves the marriage. The timescale to complete the process depends on the court’s workload, but is approximately 6 months.