Guaranteed Fixed-Fee Divorces for Britain’s Wealthy Couples

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May 082012
 

In a business model somewhat foreign to attorneys here in the United States, Riverview Law, a corporate services firm specializing in fixed-fee billing, has rolled out a new divorce service with fixed-fee packages to minimize the unexpected legal costs of divorce. However – one aspect that should be familiar to stateside lawyers is that the top quality legal service supplied in this situation is unavailable to those without the means to afford it. The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reports that the service will include access to the nation’s best divorce attorneys at guaranteed prices; but only if your assets are worth an excess of £500,000.

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Abused Spouse Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees and Spousal Support

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Dec 212011
 

The Vista Superior Court has ordered Crystal Harris to pay $3,000 per month in spousal support to her ex-husband, in addition to $47,000 in attorneys’ fees, despite being the victim of domestic abuse. The spousal support award was subsequently reduced to $1,000 per month due to the domestic violence allegations. The attorneys’ fees award was also reduced to $26,000 due to the restitution Harris’ husband was required to pay her in a connected criminal case where he was convicted of a sex crime. Continue reading »