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You're divorcing - why should you seek legal advice?

Many separating couples don't feel the need to seek legal advice. It is understandable that the reasons for this may relate to reducing cost or maintaining an amicable relationship, particularly where there are children involved.

It is important to understand however, that instructing a solicitor should not be seen as taking a hostile step. There are many reasons why taking advice early on in a relationship breakdown is a sensible step to take for both parties:

  • The law surrounding divorce and the financial matters associated with marriage breakdown can be complicated. An experienced lawyer will ensure that any agreement reached is fair and reasonable, taking into account all the circumstances of your case.

  • Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time. We are here to guide you and ensure that every decision is made on an informed basis and in your best interests.

  • Legal advice doesn't have to be expensive. If you have an amicable relationship with your spouse and believe you have reached an agreement, that can certainly help to reduce fees. Ensuring your case is considered by an experienced lawyer can help to reduce the risk of any future claims against you. It is important to ensure you obtain the correct protection at the time of separation to enable you to move forward as independently as possible.

  • Issues such as tax, pensions and maintenance may be missed without expert guidance.

If you do decide to get some advice, how do you choose the right solicitor?

It is important that you feel comfortable enough to talk openly with your lawyer. They should take the time to listen to your concerns and answer these effectively. You should feel fully informed at all stages of the process and at ease in the knowledge that your solicitor is acting in your best interests, having taken into account your individual needs and priorities.

We pride ourselves on our client care and professional service. We have the right person to deal with your case, whether it concerns modest assets or involves complex issues.  Visit our Team page to find out a bit more about us: https://www.bpe.co.uk/services/team/family/



These notes have been prepared for the purpose of an article only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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