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Top Tips for Choosing a Divorce Solicitor

When it comes to getting a divorce, a critical aspect to consider is obtaining legal representation. Divorces are never easy, even if you and your partner have come to an amicable arrangement and are trying to avoid court, having a divorce solicitor is still advised to ensure you are protected.

What is a Divorce Solicitor?

Family lawyers are qualified and experienced in dealing with a range of issues, including divorce and separation. If you are wanting a separation or divorce, specialised divorce solicitors are able to support and guide you through the process by:

  • discussing potential options, including dispute resolution through mediation
  • explaining the process of divorce, and what is required of you at every stage
  • starting the divorce proceedings by filing the necessary forms
  • helping you reach an agreement with your ex-partner
  • providing help and support with related legal issues, including living arrangements, financial arrangements, and child arrangements.

If your separation or divorce has to go to court, your solicitor will be there to present your case, and offer guidance through the court process.

Why is Having a Good Divorce Solicitor Important?

Hiring the right divorce solicitor is one of the most important decisions you will have to make during the divorce process. Having a good divorce lawyer can be highly beneficial throughout the process, helping you understand all aspects and thereby reducing the associated stress. The best divorce solicitors will be committed to reaching the best settlement possible for you, listening to your needs and requirements.

However, with so many options when it comes to choosing your divorce solicitors, it can be difficult to know who to choose.

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Top tips for choosing the right divorce solicitor

Specialising in Family Law

As previously discussed, obtaining a solicitor who specialises in divorce and separation is the best option. Specialist divorce solicitors will have a greater level of expertise and be able to achieve better outcomes.


Working with a solicitor who has extensive experience in the field of family law, particularly divorce and separation, is recommended. An experienced divorce solicitor will be able to provide you with advice and support throughout your separation or divorce and will help you to decide an appropriate strategy.

High Success Rates

Closely linked to the previous tip, we advise choosing a divorce solicitor that has a proven track record of success and are highly recommended by previous clients.

Have a Consultation

After you have found a suitable divorce lawyer in your area, arranging an initial consultation is the best option. During this consultation you can decide whether you feel they are a good fit for your situation. Having a good relationship, whereby you feel comfortable, with your divorce solicitor is important to ensure they can better understand your situation.

Ward Hadaway Divorce Solicitors

At Ward Hadaway we have a team of award winning divorce solicitors situated in offices across the UK. We know that going through a divorce or separation is never easy, but our team are committed to supporting you and your family through this difficult time.

Ward Hadaway has one of the largest team of Family Law specialists in Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds.

Contact our specialists today.

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