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You will need financial and legal advice when filing for divorce. The amount of advice will vary depending on how difficult your divorce is. It can also depend on your financial state and the relationship with your ex partner now that the divorce has taken process. If you have agreed to stay on good terms with your ex partner then the process maybe easier. Often people receive advice from one or more of these professionals either way:
- Financial Adviser
- Collaborative Family Lawyer
Is a solicitor essential when getting divorce?
No. You must follow the legal divorce process if you want to end your marriage or civil partnership. But, a solicitor is not a legal requirement even though lots of people use one.
It is possible to go through a divorce with very little or no help.
Is it better to receive legal and financial advice?
A solicitor is not a requirement so it may be suitable for you and your partner to decide what you would like to happen between you. If you are not in a position to work with your ex partner then a solicitor may be more appropriate. If a solicitor is likely to ease the situation then it would most likely be better to hire one.
It is common for ex partners to visit a solicitor even if it is just a one time visit to receive some basic advice. It is also common for ex couples to visit a mediator, again even just for an initial meeting or a one time visit.
There are many professionals out there wanting to help you with your divorce. Certain professionals will be more suited to your needs as obviously not all divorce cases are the same. When choosing a professional take in to consideration your current relationship with ex partner, your budget and overall circumstances.
Should I use a mediator?
A mediator is a professional who will help you reach decisions on your children and financial matters.
Mediators do not give advice or chose a side of the divorce. Instead they encourage each ex partner to work together to reach a suitable agreement.
Mediators work very well when both partners agree to be civil and work to reach a common interest. Family lawyers are now more often becoming mediators as well. This may be better for your budget. It is not an appropriate solution for ex partners that have been in an abusive relationship or who are unable to talk about who takes care of the children or financial matters.
Why choose mediation/ a mediator?
Mediation can be quicker than using other types of lawyers. They are typically more cost effective as well.
With a mediator ex partners often feel more in control of the situation. This is especially comforting as it is a change from the feeling of helplessness associated with divorce.
You can be selective in the areas a mediator can help resolve. They are flexible.
Mediation sessions are completely confidential so if you go to court after bing unable to reach an agreement then no part of anything said during the sessions can be used in court.
Why not chose mediation/ a mediator?
A mediator can not give legal advice. Therefore it is likely you will need a solicitor. It is recommended that you visit a solicitor to learn and understand your rights before proceeding in the process of a divorce.
What can a solicitor do for me?
- Negotiate on your behalf with your ex partner’s solicitor.
- Give you legal advice
- Put into practice an agreement you have reach with your ex partner.
- Help you with paperwork related to divorce.
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