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Don’t be Frightened of the Divorce Court

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“I can’t hear you. Mr Woolley”......

...the famously aggressive Judge shouted at the newly qualified solicitor (me back in 1981)!

So, I spoke up. I should add my voice is not very quiet anyway. It seemed he was hard of hearing.

He repeated himself.

I shouted.

He leaned forward to his Clerk and said “Tell the fool”.

The Clerk explained that my tie was too colourful and the Judge was not prepared to allow lawyers to speak to him whilst wearing such ties. I borrowed a dark tie and was allowed to carry on.

Courts can be intimidating places even for us lawyers! That’s why it is so important to select a family lawyer you can communicate well with. If you do they will make the process of divorce much less frightening for you, whether you have to go to Court or not.

Andrew Woolley
Woolley & Co, Divorce lawyers
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