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When faced with divorce it is important for you to get the right advice, support and legal assistance throughout the process.

 

Especially if your divorce involves large assets, complications or is particularly bitter – you want to know that you have the best divorce lawyers fighting your corner and acting in your best interests.

 

So how do you know where to start? It is important to realise that the ‘best lawyer’ for one person may not be the best fit for everyone. It is about building a relationship and clicking with someone that you trust with the most personal details of your life. Different people will have different circumstances and their own set of priorities to look for in a lawyer.

 

Here is some food for thought:

 

  • Reputation is Important. Do your research, ask for recommendations and read reviews from clients. This will help you build up a picture of how reliable the firm is and what the solicitor’s individual reputation is like.

 

  • Regulated and Insured. There are lots of businesses offering the services of a law firm that are not authorised or regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This can put you and your legal matters at high risk should things go wrong. It is recommended to only engage with a firm that is regulated and that has the recommended levels of indemnity insurance.

 

  • Use A Specialist. An experienced specialist family solicitor will be far better placed to handle your divorce than a solicitor who is a generalist and handles all manner of legal issues. As the saying goes – ‘jack of all trades, master of none’.

 

  • Forward Thinking. Some law firms, such as Lamb Brooks, offer a full range of techniques and tools to help you reach resolution. Mediation, Collaborative Approach, solicitor-led negotiation or the traditional court route, for example. It is important to explore all your options and use a solicitor that is capable of advising and carrying whichever is best for you.

 

 

  • How Helpful Are They? You can often tell how attentive and helpful a law firm will be based on how much information is available on their website and how much detail your first phone call goes into. If you get the right ‘feeling’ from the start this can instil confidence.

 

  • Personal Touch. It is important that you have trust in your solicitor and that you find them easy to talk to, as well as being professional and knowledgeable in their field. Lawyers will all have slightly different approaches or ways of helping their clients.

 

  • Full Service Law Firm. It is likely that alongside your divorce you will have some other legal requirements. For example, it is recommended to update your will upon changes in circumstance such as the end of a marriage, or you may have a joint property to sell, or a family business which needs to be looked at. A firm that covers these bases too means that you have all your legal affairs in one place.

 

The ending of a relationship is hard enough, so it is important to have faith in your divorce solicitor that you will be well supported throughout.

 

If you are considering divorce, or have been sent divorce paperwork from your ex-partner then please get in touch today and see if we are a good fit for you.

 

Call our team on 01256 844888, email enquiries@lambbrooks.com or speak to our live chat assistant. Our Family Law Team are discreet, honest and patient and will be happy to run through the way we work in detail so that you can make an informed decision about your future.