Asking the real questions

It doesn’t need to be said that a separation can be one of the most stressful events in life that one may go through. A divorce and the aftermath can be very trying for all parties involved and it undoubtedly affects everyone in the family, especially if children are involved.

Divorce is not uncommon, with professionals in the field having a lot of experience in numerous cases giving them a broad range of knowledge regarding different situations. Every case varies and every individual deserves to be heard and treated with respect, which is where a divorce solicitorin London can stand out above the rest.

In every divorce, there are usually numerous questions involved that clients wish to have answered honestly and quickly so that they can understand the situation they are in, and what steps they need to take in order to achieve their goals regarding the separation of marital equity and the responsibility of any children.

If there has been no prenuptial agreement put in place before the marriage commenced, then other methods will need to be employed either in agreement between the two parties about to part or organised by the court. By aiming to approach negotiations in a non-confrontational and constructive way, it is believed that the outcome can be much better for all parties concerned both financially and emotionally.

This method of approach adheres to the Code of Practice, a widely recognised set of principles that all good lawyers know about, recommended by the Law Society as the means by which to approach such a situation during the initial stages.

What are some of the questions that are commonly asked?

Many people who have come to speak to a lawyer (check out this article by Peters And May for more information) regarding an impending divorce, or one that is already in motion, have a list of questions they wish to have answered in order to save both themselves and their lawyer time. This can help them to get things straight in their head during the initial consultation.

This is a great idea, as by establishing as much as possible during the initial consultation, the lawyer has a firm understanding of the situation that they will be dealing with and will be able to be productive and proactive in their assistance to their client.

Some of the questions are generic, wanting to know what the current legal standing is regarding the most likely outcome of their situation. Questions such as, where the children will live and what will happen to the house, are burning questions that can cause a lot of despair and confusion to all parties who are involved.

More specific questions such as how long the proceedings should be expected to take and how much is it going to cost an individual should also be raised, so that the lawyer in question is able to be straightforward and honest about expectations at their end.

By having a mutual understanding and respect for one another, both client and lawyer are able to establish a mutually positive working relationship that is beneficial for the success of the case. 

Colin Shaw
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Written by Colin Shaw

Colin has been in the finance market for over 20 years and specialises in best business practice to make an organisation profitable. The only man for the job when it comes to numbers and accounts with a keen talent for simplifying finance for the wider market.