Everyone from time to time can encounter personal problems within the family, whether because of a relationship breakdown or a dispute concerning your children. Not only is this is a very worrying and stressful time for you and your family but such problems can result in complex legal issues. If you find yourself in this situation it is vitally important that you get detailed legal advice from an experienced, approachable and sympathetic Solicitor. The family law team at David W Harris & Co Solicitors can offer you all that in a professional and friendly way.
Should I speak to a Solicitor?
You will need to contact a Family Law Solicitor if you are considering a divorce or separation. Even in cases where you are trying to put in place an informal separation agreement, each party should use a solicitor to ensure that this agreement is legally binding and that each party is protected in the future if a divorce or separation is to take place.
No matter how straightforward you consider your case to be, it is advisable that you seek the services of a Family Law Solicitor for at least a preliminary consultation as a precaution against any future problems which may arise.
Although many divorces or separations begin in a friendly and co-operative manner, disputes can often arise over more difficult subjects like children and money. Taking your future needs and those of your children into account is of the upmost importance and seeking professional advice is highly recommended before entering into any kind of agreement.
People can sometimes be put off getting professional legal advice because they are worried about how much it will cost. Costs can vary greatly and depend upon the complexity of your case and how much you can both agree. Please bear in mind that proper legal advice at the outset will reduce the scope for arguments at a later stage and will help to keep costs and stress levels down. Depending upon your income you may be entitled to help with legal costs. At your first meeting with David W Harris & Co a Legal Aid assessment can be made and an estimate of overall costs provided so that you know exactly how much it is likely to cost. Investing in sound legal advice at the outset is in most cases likely to save you distress in the long run.
As well as being able to provide you with advice in respect of separation and disputes involving children, our experienced Family Law team of Solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with Care Proceedings and cases where Social Services are involved. Our Solicitors realise that dealing with these sort of cases are very difficult and they are aware of the stresses and strains that can be imposed on the family when Social Services become involved in the care of children. You may be a parent, grandparent or other Legal Guardian requiring advice, assistance and representation in Court proceedings to ensure that the children are protected. Our Solicitors are well equipped to provide you with the best advice on how to deal with cases of this nature.