Monthly archives: June 2023
In our opinion the best way to divorce is for the divorcing couple to agree everything ‘across the kitchen table’.
But we appreciate that not many people are able to do that and, although mediation is often then next best alternative, it doesn’t
work for everyone.
The normal route of instructing both a solicitor and a barrister is hugely expensive so what’s left?
One option, and there are others, is where a little-known process called ‘Direct Access’ is available: With Direct Access, instead of involving both a solicitor and a barrister, you only have a barrister.
This is revolutionising the way individuals navigate their legal matters with efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
By eliminating the duplication of having both a solicitor and a
barrister, and with barrister’s charges generally being cheaper than solicitors, Direct Access offers significant cost savings, ensuring that financial resources can be allocated where they are most needed, such as supporting children or rebuilding lives post-divorce.
At Divorce Solutions, we look at all the alternative ways of dealing with disputes and, wherever possible favour the barrister only, Direct Access, route.
We have found that the direct engagement with barristers promotes transparency and empowers individuals to actively participate in their own legal strategy, fostering a sense of control and confidence throughout the divorce journey.
We are a team of 5 experienced lawyers but, what makes us different to a firm of solicitors, is that we are acting as divorce consultants. We help people navigate the legal maze and stop them making expensive mistakes. We use our experience of the divorce process to find solutions to lower the temperature and save money.