5 Reasons Why You Need A Solicitor to Carry Out your Divorce

Dated Added: 01 August 2017

Divorce is one of the most stressful events you can go through in life. This is why we at Gurney Harden believe it is extremely important to hire a solicitor; to make the process as easy as possible. You may be considering representing yourself, instead of hiring a solicitor, however, divorce as an incredibly complicated and difficult process. Divorce is especially complicated, and needing of professional help, if children and significant assets are involved.

  1. You are unfamiliar with UK Law and Matrimonial Law

    If you are representing yourself, you will essentially still be in the role of divorce solicitor. If you don't know the law, what documents you need, or even what's next in the process, you will likely encounter much difficulty throughout the divorce. A solicitor will know exactly what to do and how to proceed in order to make your case as strong as possible – stronger than your opposition. We at Gurney Harden specialise in family law – and know family law inside out – so you can be confident that we will represent you and present your case to the best possible standard. By going it alone, you risk ruining your entire case by just making a single small mistake.

  2. You Need Objectivity at this Time

    Marriage is an incredibly intimate and personal thing, as is divorce. This is why it is important to be able to distance yourself from it in order to see the whole picture. Having a divorce solicitor provides you with a lens from which to view your case from outside. Otherwise, your feelings of betrayal, confusion, rage, depression, etc, may cloud your judgment and stop you from realizing the importance of the practical side of things. We at Gurney Harden understand the emotional side to divorce, and understand the need to acknowledge your emotions, but still ensure the best possible outcome for you. Think of the solicitor as a buffer-zone, protecting you from allowing your emotions to cause errors.

  3. A Divorce Solicitor has Inside Knowledge

    A Solicitor will have experience of many cases and be more aware of the many different options you have in a given situation. This means you will be more likely to reach an outcome that satisfies your needs, rather than finding yourself in a problematic situation. A Solicitor knows the court system and knows what the judge will accept and find reasonable, and in addition, how to convey his proposal in a way that will make them more acceptable. A solicitor will know the right time to settle, make proposals, or fight for you in court.

  4. Paperwork

    No-one likes paperwork. Even just the word brings to mind a impenetrable stack of papers, seemingly endless, and a splitting headache. A solicitor will know which forms to fill out and when to file them, what information you need to collect for them and even help you fill them out. Although though process is difficult and tedious, a solicitor removes the headache from the equation. The documents also play a key role in the outcome of your case. This means that using the wrong numbers, wording, or tone could negatively impact your case. If you accidentally omit something, the opposition will pick up on this and maybe use this to sway the judge.

  5. A Solicitor will Help you Understand the Whole Picture

    In can be easy being distracted on just 'winning' the case, making it personal instead of practical. A divorce solicitor will instead focus on ensuring that you get the best deal you can out of the case, ensuring you maximum satisfaction. This will mean you may have to compromise on some things, but in the long term, it is better to walk away with a good deal rather than letting your ego get the better of you. A divorce solicitor will help you prioritise what the best elements of your case to focus on are, and ensure you have a strong defense. They will help you recognise what you can afford to give up in order to get what is essential for you to live your life.

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