Going through a divorce can be a stressful and traumatic period of life for many people, especially when you have young children, a mortgage or property that you share, or where large sums of money, assets or businesses are involved.
To limit the stress involved with a separation, here are our 3 tips to find the best divorce solicitor that will help you get through the other side
- Ask for a recommendation
Ask a close friend or relative who has gone through a divorce before for their personal recommendation. Chances are they will be able to give you some great advice, not just with which divorce solicitor you should choose, but they will also be able to give their own perspective and share their personal experience so you know what to expect.
- Seek specialist advice
When children, assets or businesses are involved, it is often good advice to seek specialist advice specific to your situation. If you have several young children and are concerned about visitation rights or maintenance, then speaking to someone with in-depth knowledge of family law may be your best bet. Whereas if you’re a married couple with no children, or children who have left home, then you may be best so speak a divorce solicitor with experience in mediation and separation.
- Pick up the phone
In the digital age we’re all guilty of simply filling out a form on a website or sending a message on social media. However, a matter such as divorce or separation cannot be handled entirely over the internet. You should pick up the phone and speak to at least two solicitors, let them know your situation and find one that can answer your questions clearly and concisely. Since you will be revealing a lot about your personal life, it’s important to find a solicitor that you can build a connection with and are comfortable sharing confidential details with.
So there you have it, 3 tips to bear in mind when you are thinking about or going through divorce. If you stick to these then you’ll make the whole process a lot easier and before you know it you’ll be out the other side.