You wouldn’t ask a dentist to do open heart surgery and equally you wouldn’t ask your GP to do your divorce. Divorce, even if amicable, can be stressful and time consuming.
However, we cannot emphasize enough that when it comes to divorce, separation, disputes about children, international relocation, and matrimonial finance, the issues are almost always sufficiently complex to require expert advice to avoid all but the simplest of pitfalls. Getting the right advice is crucial.
If your circumstances are such that it has become necessary to involve lawyers in your divorce, there few “quick fix” solutions but there are an abundance of ‘red herrings’ and distractions that can lock families into prolonged conflict. It takes an expert to unlock the conflict.
Expert family lawyers are used to having to tailor their services around the needs of their clients because no two families are alike. We gather experience as we go and can anticipate solutions that you, as a client, may have never considered. It’s not every day you get a divorce but we have been through quite a few. Also, the popular phrase “fat cat” hardly ever applies to family lawyers. In fact, considering the seven years of training necessary before you are able to call yourself a solicitor, family lawyers are paid more like teachers than bankers.
The legal market is right now in a state of flux, particularly due to the government cuts to family legal aid. Firms that relied on this source of income are closing every day but the need for their services hasn’t changed. If like most people in the throes of a divorce you are looking to keep control of costs, you may be tempted to contact firms that have caseworkers or other unqualified practitioners or to hire lawyers that do family law “on the side”. My message to you is be wary any of these firms because the welfare of your family or the treatment of your assets is no place for an amateur with a little bit of knowledge.
At The Law House we know that choosing a divorce solicitor is a daunting prospect, which is why we have decided to offer all our clients fixed fees so you have the certainty of knowing your legal costs will not spiral out of control. If you would like initial advice from an expert upon which you can rely, please contact me, Randal Buckley, on 020 8956 2655 or at email@example.com