The True Role of a Family Lawyer in Divorce Proceedings


divorceThere is a misconception about using a family lawyer. Many people undergoing a separation or divorce feel uncomfortable about consulting a solicitor in order to know their rights as they think that this is a step that may antagonize their partner and create problems. Yet even the most amicable of situations could benefit from the expert advice that is given by a family law solicitor.

Contrary to popular belief, a solicitor is not there to try and drag out proceedings or to make life for their client more difficult in the hope of increasing their own payment. It is true that each letter and phone call incurs a charge, but a good family law solicitor will only ever act in the best interests of their client and their client’s children, doing their best to avoid confrontation and to reach a solution that is both beneficial and fair.

Additionally, if you and your partner have reached an agreement amongst yourselves, your solicitor will not try and talk you out of it, but will simply present you with your options and ensure that your best interests are looked after.

A clear solution

Making use of the expert knowledge held by a family law solicitor can prevent misunderstandings when you are arranging issues such as finances and childcare arrangements. Such matters need to be presented before the court before they will agree to a Decree Absolute and your family law solicitor will be able to ensure that all arrangements are set out clearly and unequivocally, preventing disagreements further down the line and providing a sense of stability and certainty. It is this sense of certainty that also allows a couple to move on and start to build a new life. When things are unsettled, a great deal of stress can be placed on the shoulders of all concerned and even if you do your best to protect the feelings of any children involved, a stressed parent can unwittingly let that stress filter down.

Finding a good solicitor

Not all solicitors are the same and just as with any other relationship, professional or personal, you need to be able to form a bond with the person who is representing your interests. A short conversation with them is often all that is needed to be able to ascertain whether or not you and they will be able to work together. It is imperative that you feel some sort of affinity with them, as you need to be able to trust them to work in your best interests. They need to be able to express themselves in a way that you understand, too, not just swamp you with legal speak or railroad you into decisions that you are unsure of.

Quality Solicitors know that it is not just the professional knowledge that makes a good solicitor, but also the way in which their clients are made to feel. It is the high levels of client care that turns a good solicitor into a great one.

Samon Bagons is a financial writer who has profound knowledge on the contemporary financial world. He loves to contribute his articles to various financial communities, websites and blogs so that people who are going through distress, can read and help themselves get out of the debt mess.

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