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Home » Advice Centre » Is It Better to Have a Solicitor in Family Court?

Is It Better to Have a Solicitor in Family Court?

Posted on: 23 November 2023 by Goodwins Family Law Solicitors

In a family law dispute, be it a child arrangements issue, child maintenance matter or divorce settlement, you might find yourself wrestling this question: is it better to have a solicitor in family court? You may even entertain the idea of going it alone, representing yourself to save money. 

Before you make that crucial decision, it’s imperative to weigh the many advantages that come with hiring a solicitor.

At Goodwins Family Law, a reputable London-based firm and proud member of the Law Society, we aim to alleviate your concerns by showcasing the many benefits that a qualified solicitor can bring to your case.

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Reduced Stress & Workload

Let’s face it, legal proceedings are emotionally taxing. Add to this the copious amount of paperwork and intricate legal terminology, and you might soon find yourself in over your head. A solicitor alleviates much of this burden. From drafting documents to presenting your case, they can reduce your workload significantly.

Also, let’s not forget about stress. Family law cases are naturally stressful. A skilled solicitor helps protect you from this emotional strain, allowing you to concentrate on what is  most important —  your and your family’s well-being.

Navigating Legal Complexities

The law can be very complex. Laws, previous court decisions and legal procedures can be confusing if you’re not a legal professional. However, a solicitor is trained in these complexities. They know the legal terminology and rules, which helps make sure your rights are protected.

Favourable Outcomes

Representing yourself in court is a risk — you never know what will happen or what the outcome may be. However, a solicitor can significantly increase the odds being in your favour and producing a favourable outcome. Their knowledge and experience can prove invaluable when it comes to negotiation and litigation, thereby increasing your chances of achieving the desired outcome, depending on the case.

Forensic Accounting & Financial Understanding

From hidden assets to complex income structures, figuring out what you’re legally entitled to can be a minefield.

That is where your solicitor steps in. With access to forensic accountants and a keen understanding of financial rights and obligations, they can make things clearer for you. They will help you understand what you are entitled to, ensuring that you are not disadvantaged in the settlement.

At Goodwins Family Law, we offer our expertise in this complicated legal area. Family law issues are too important to take risks with; It’s better to have a qualified legal expert on your side.

For expert advice and representation in all manner of family law disputes, please do get in touch with our team today.

Goodwins Family Law Solicitors is a registered company in England. © Goodwins Family Law Solicitors 2024. All Rights Reserved.

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