Non-Contentious Divorce: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who provides the service?

The service is provided by independent qualified lawyer, and all payments go to the lawyer. LawPàdí does not engage in any fee splitting arrangement or do any work on a paid referral basis, as this is against the Rules of Professional Conduct 2007 for Nigerian Lawyers. LawPàdí does not provide any legal services here, all we do is match the lawyer with the client.

 

How much is the service?

If payment is made in full at commencement, the fee  is N200,000 (Two hundred thousand naira), however the service costs N250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand naira) if payment is made in instalments. Payment can be made in 3 instalments. – 60% on commencement, 20% on filing, and a final 20% upon completion.

 

What does the service cover?

The service covers the entire process from drafting the relevant documents, filing the case in court, attending court proceedings (not more than 5), and obtaining the court order for the divorce.

*Exceptions

  • If the lawyer is required to make more than 5 appearances in court through no fault of his/her own, the fee for each subsequent appearance will be N15,000 per appearance.
  • If the information provided by the client is incorrect or materially changes so as to necessitate the amendment of any already filed court documents, the client will bear the fee for this which will be mutually decided based on the nature of the amendments required.

 

How long does the process take?

The entire process can take between 6-9 months.

 

How can I make payment?

Payment is made directly to the lawyer.

 

Can I obtain a refund?

We strive to ensure that the lawyers we refer you to are lawyers with the requisite knowledge to handle your queries and questions. However, if for any justifiable reason you unhappy with the quality of the work done by the lawyer, we will work to try to get a refund. Please email [email protected] with full details of the reason for the refund request and we will respond within 3 working days. Please note that refunds are only applicable where the lawyer failed completely to carry out the service

 

How secure is my information?

 Any information supplied will be handled with care and the highest levels of security. Any information supplied by you will only be used to administer your relationship with the lawyer we refer you to. We do not sell or trade data with any third parties, unless you ask us to in writing.

 

How long will it take to refer me to a lawyer?

We endeavour to match you up with a lawyer within 48 hours of booking. However, this is flexible based on the availability of the client and the lawyer.

 

Next Steps

To start the process please complete the information in the form below and we will put you in touch with our expert divorce lawyers.

 

How would you prefer to be contacted?

How soon do you need a Divorce Lawyer?

Where are you contacting us from?

INFORMATION ABOUT MARRIAGE

Type of marriage

Date of wedding ceremony

Place of wedding ceremony

What marital problem led to your decision to want a divorce:

If 'Other', please give some more information

How many Children does the marriage have?

Do you want custody of the children? (if any)

Do you have any joint property or assets that you want control of after the marriage?