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Firstly, it is important to be clear that the term ‘lawyer’ includes several legal professionals;
Therefore, clients usually instruct either a Solicitor or a Legal Executive to deal with their issue.
It is always a good idea to instruct a specialist Family Lawyer. Gone are the days of the local solicitor who dabbled in several areas of the law, nowadays, lawyers specialise. This ensures that the client gets the best possible advice from an experienced professional. Most specialist Family Lawyers are members of Resolution, and you can search for a family lawyer near you on their website.
Generally speaking, the more experienced and qualified the Family Lawyer is, the more expensive they will be. All solicitors charge for their time based on an hourly rate. Therefore, the more senior the lawyer is, the more their hourly rate will be. The more experienced lawyers also tend to be busier, and so you may have to wait longer to speak to them. Therefore, it may be worth instructing a more junior lawyer if your case is straightforward, or if you want to keep costs down as much as possible.
Most people choose a family lawyer based on personal recommendation. This is because family matters can be such a personal issue. You are going to have to tell your lawyer some very personal things, and let them look through your finances and family life. It is therefore very important that you feel comfortable with your lawyer, and feel that you can trust them. It is therefore a good idea to ask your family and friends if they know a good family lawyer, and look at the reviews and testimonials for a lawyer.
At Sousa Law we have a team of specialist family solicitors; Catherine Sousa, Nicole Biggs and Giuseppe Pingerna who are assisted by our trainee solicitor Alice Palermo. If you require help and advice concerning Divorce, Financial Settlements or Children Arrangements, and would like to discuss how we can help you, please contact us on 02380 713 060 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a Free Initial Consultation.
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