Why Do I Need a Divorce Solicitor?

Maya Bhatiani Divorce and Family Law Solicitor
Author:
Maya Bhatiani
Senior Associate Solicitor, Family Law and Divorce
Date:
25/02/2020

Choosing the right Divorce Solicitor to help you with your divorce can help to reduce conflict and get you the best outcome, particularly as you are going through a relationship breakdown.

Getting divorced does come with a cost. Understanding the benefits of having a Divorce Solicitor represent you can help you to understand how valuable this representation is.

Let’s look at some of the ways a Divorce Solicitor can help you in your divorce case.

Technical Expertise

You’ve probably been spending lots of time on Google trying to find out more about the Divorce Process and what you can expect. We always try to give as much information in our articles as possible, but that can never replace the advice you’ll get from a specialist Divorce Solicitor.

Each and every divorce is different and that’s why what works for one person, may not work for you. There’s no One Size Fits All when it comes to getting a divorce.

That’s because your relationship, children, financial situation and circumstances are unique and that means you need tailored legal advice so you know where you stand now and where you’ll be after the divorce is finalised.

An experienced Divorce Solicitor will do that for you.

They can save you time and money by making sure that your divorce papers are right first time, as well as drawing on their years of expertise to deal all aspects of your divorce.

If you are in a more complicated situation, such as you live outside of the UK but you want a divorce in England and Wales or if you need to make an application to the Court as your former partner won’t provide full financial disclosure, one of our Divorce Lawyers can make sure you are absolutely clear about your options, how much your divorce will cost and our recommendations in your particular situation.

Sort Out Your Matrimonial Finances

Deciding how you and your ex-partner split your finances is one of the main issues when you’re getting divorced.

Mediation is an excellent way to try to reach an agreement with your ex about your finances without the need to argue about this in Court. Mediation is far cheaper and quicker than going to Court and asking a Judge to decide for you.

But any agreement you come to during mediation, would still need to be approved by the Court to make it legally enforceable.

If you have complicated financial ties with your ex, such as a family business or a large pension, a Divorce Solicitor can help with the more technical aspects of your financial split. They can help you to maximise the financial settlement in your divorce so that you get a fair share. You may not be aware of some of the matrimonial assets you have a right to a share of without the help of a Divorce Solicitor.

They will also us their expertise in divorce law and make sure that everything that’s been agreed is put into a Court Order that can be enforced by the Court if necessary, meaning you’re protected every step of the way.

Take the Emotion Out of Divorce

Divorce can be very stressful. A good Divorce Solicitor will take all the emotion out of your divorce and simply deal with the facts.

They can deal with all correspondence which means you don’t have to have any contact with your former partner. This can really help to reduce stress levels. They can also deal with all negotiations, meaning they deal with your ex and you don’t have to.

Using one of our Divorce Solicitors can really help you in your divorce. You’ll have the benefit of their expertise, their advice on your financial situation and their help to negotiate the best outcome for you with the least amount of stress.

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