As divorce solicitors, we are bound to say that yes you need a divorce solicitor if you are separating or planning on starting divorce proceedings. That’s because using a good divorce solicitor makes the legal process of separation and divorce less stressful than going it alone and the lawyer will ensure you understand your children law rights and help you achieve a fair divorce financial settlement.
Choosing your divorce solicitor
Choosing the right divorce solicitor for you is the key to a successful working relationship between you and your lawyer. It is a difficult question to ask but what do you want from your divorce solicitors? Expert legal advice is a given but what else?
There should be an element of trust as you are putting negotiating the parenting arrangements for your children and your financial future in your lawyer’s hands. When your divorce solicitor tells you that the divorce financial settlement you have discussed in family mediation is a fair one that should be agreed upon and converted into a binding financial court order in the divorce proceedings you need to be able to trust your lawyer’s judgment and experience and know that they have your best interests at heart.
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Working with your divorce solicitor
If you don’t like your lawyer, or if you don’t trust them to always do the right thing for you, it is hard to place confidence in the legal advice they give you. Unlike any other area of law, the relationship between a family lawyer and their client is fundamental to the outcome of a case.
It is an unfortunate reality that many people have a deep set distrust of the legal profession based on the stereotypical fat cat solicitor who is only interested in maximising legal fees, who makes money out of other people’s misery, costs a fortune and who has an ego the size of a house.
That couldn’t be further from the ethos at Evolve Family Law. Founders, Robin Charrot and Louise Halford have many years of legal experience in large commercial law firms and so sadly recognise the stereotypical ‘fat cat‘ lawyer image. It was precisely those experiences that led to them opening a family law firm that was a bit different. The focus is on helping clients and building trusted relationships between divorce solicitor and client that can last well beyond their ‘case’.
Evolve Family Law opened in 2015 with the vision of being the most trusted and first-choice legal advisor for people going through relationship changes.
At Evolve, clients are at the heart of all our divorce solicitors do. The focus is on listening, understanding, helping, and giving practical, strong, sensitive, and commercial legal advice. Our divorce lawyers don’t tell our clients what they want to hear, we tell them what they need to hear. If that legal assistance means we lose fees, we are fine with that.
It is this approach to getting the best outcome for clients whilst offering value for money and transparency that has enabled Evolve to grow, with the vast majority of new work coming from existing or former clients, or their friends and contacts.
If you are going through a divorce or relationship breakdown, ask yourself whether your divorce lawyer truly thinks as we do at Evolve. If you aren’t sure, then maybe Evolve Family Law a call.