Looking for a cheap divorce may not be the best option
During the ‘credit crunch’ it might be tempting to look for a cheap divorce.
It is easy enough to find plenty of law firms on the internet that will offer to deal with a divorce for what appears to be a bargain price. Before you think you have found a bargain however Woolley & Co recommend you go through this checklist:
Who will be dealing with your case - will it be a fully qualified divorce lawyer or a trainee or unqualified clerk?
What experience do they have of dealing with the division of assets in divorce cases, especially the complex issues surrounding the family house and pension funds?
Do they listen carefully to what you want to achieve and are they able to explain the legal points in plian English?
Do they make a premise to deal with correspondence quickly and make it easy for you to get hold of them - by providing direct email, telephone and mobile numbers?
Are they members of the Law Society and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority? If not you will have little recourse in law if the advice they give is wrong.
Do they offer transparent and fixed fees for ALL aspects of their service?
Are they able to provide client testimonials - or arrange for one of their existing clients to explain the services they offer?
If you can come up with positive answers on all of these questions - you've probably got a good deal but if you have any doubts do be careful. You only ever get one ‘shot’ at a divorce settlement, and you cannot appeal a Judge’s ruling because your chosen law firm got things wrong.
Woolley & Co offer fixed fee services - including a fixed fee divorce for £1,190 which includes all Court fees and VAT.