Do I really need a solicitor to deal with my divorce? | Howells Solicitors

Do I really need a solicitor to deal with my divorce?

You may find yourself in the situation where your marriage will breakdown and both parties agree to Divorce. You may both be at fault, or just one of you, but either of you can start the Divorce process.
Whilst you don’t have to instruct a specialist to handle the Divorce, it will make sure the process is completed correctly, more efficiently and it will be less stressful for you. A good solicitor will make the process easier rather than any more difficult.
Never underestimate the stress, anxiety and pain that can arise during the Divorce process. Amicable solutions you may have made with your ex-partner may change as the process goes on.

Benefits of instructing a Divorce specialist

If your ex-partner files for Divorce, the Divorce papers will be issued by the court and sent to you. These must be reviewed and returned to confirm that you will not defend the Divorce. However, if these forms are not filled in correctly the Court will reject the Divorce causing delays to the process.

Instructing a Divorce specialist like me will ensure that this won’t happen. I will fill in the forms correctly and advise you on the contents of Divorce Petition, making sure everything is progressed as swiftly and inexpensively as possible.

It’s also vital to remember a Divorce Petition will only end the marriage and not resolve financial matters or arrangements for any children between you and your ex-partner. This may not be straightforward. Potential issues that may arise include deciding where your children will live, go to school and arrangements for their care. With financial matters there can be disagreement about how finances should be shared and who will keep the family home. This could also impact on a business you may own or any investments you have in your own name.

You can also instruct a Divorce specialist to negotiate on your behalf and assist resolve these types of issues, including any necessary Court applications to obtain a financial order. Even if all these matters are dealt with amicably, realistically a Solicitor is still needed to prepare and file any Financial Orders for the courts approval.

It is also important to remember that if you don’t instruct a Solicitor but your partner does, you will be negotiating against a trained professional.

I’m a Divorce specialist at Howells Solicitors and have extensive experience at dealing with complex Divorces which involve high value assets and difficulties in relation to children. I am also an accredited Resolution specialist and committed to dealing with family law issues in the most constructive and cost-effective way possible. The Matrimonial team here at Howells Solicitors is one of the largest in the region, and we consistently receive amazing feedback and praise from other professionals and our past clients. To book a free consultation with me please call 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected]

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