A divorce can be an emotional and difficult experience, but if you choose the right divorce law firm they will be able to support you through this stressful time. Experienced family solicitors will be able to act in your interests, achieving the best outcome for you and your family.
Here are our top tips for choosing the best family law firm for you.
1. Check Their Reputation And Reviews
If a divorce law firm has lots of positive reviews – both online and through word-of-mouth – you can be confident that they will work hard for you too. You can check websites such as Review Solicitors for ratings. If you have friends or family who have been through a divorce then it may be worth asking for their experience with their solicitors, if you feel comfortable doing so.
2. Have A Conversation
One of the best ways to find out if a solicitor is right for you is by talking to them. This might sound straightforward, but a conversation before you engage them for the work can be really illuminating. Depending on your divorce circumstances, you may want someone who is empathetic, honest and understanding. You will be able to gauge how well the solicitor ticks those boxes through your initial discussion.
3. Beware Of Jargon
Family law can be complex, but the very best family law solicitors will have honed their ability to explain everything in an unambiguous, straightforward way. This will help you to ensure that you fully understand the divorce process, how it will affect you and whether what is being done is in your interests.
4. Make Sure They Are Upfront
This is particularly true regarding costs. Divorce can be expensive, so be very wary of a divorce law firm that can’t give you a straight answer about their fees. Look for a firm with price transparency. Whilst every case will be different, and unexpected or complex events can push prices up, you should be confident that the solicitor will keep you informed of costs throughout the process.
5. Look For A Specialist
There are many solicitors who dabble in various areas of law, but to be sure that you are getting the best possible guidance you should look for an expert. Family law professionals will be up to date in all elements of the law and, due to their specialism, will have the experience and knowledge you need to achieve the best outcome. Check whether the firm you use has a distinct family law team, and whether they follow the Resolution Code of Practice.
A Divorce Law Firm That Is On Your Side…
At Beeston Shenton, we know how hard divorce can be. That’s why we endeavour to make the process as simple and non-confrontational as possible so that you can move forward positively. Whatever your family circumstances, we will strive to achieve a divorce that works for you. You can get in touch with our friendly family law team through our contact page. We are handily based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with meeting rooms in Knutsford and Sandbach.