Divorce is usually a messy and painful thing to be involved in. It usually spells the end of a great dream and shared vision, but unfortunately that is sometimes the way the cards fall. When it happens, and there is no hope of salvaging the situation, the best thing to do is to do all you can to make sure that you don’t lose more than just the marriage.
Many couples make mistakes when it comes to divorce, and it’s not surprising, considering the overabundance of confusing advice and the high level of emotion that is usually present during such a time. The really important thing is to make sure you get to keep everything that you’re entitled to, and that the divorce itself won’t be too costly in a financial sense.
Indeed, the largest single cause of most divorces is disputes over money, so the last thing you’ll want to do is to spend even more money. The first mistake that most people make is to hire a solicitor. Not because legal help is unnecessary – far from it, you should get all the help possible – but because solicitor’s fees are so high, and there are better alternatives available.
You may not have heard about it previously, but there are fixed fee services widely accessible, such as those at the Divorce Clinic and the Family Law Clinic. Just like solicitors, these legal experts can handle the entire divorce process for you, including making sure your legal rights are fully protected.
Having a legal expert to help you makes perfect sense, because divorce is a minefield of emotion and uncertainty. There are many quite serious formalities that have to be complied with, and mistakes can be costly. Using a fixed-fee service means you don’t have to worry about getting a big bill at the end of the proceedings, while you are still assured of first class assistance.