Divorce can be enormously personally and professionally disruptive.
Irrespective of the length of your marriage, going through the difficult decision to separate marks a huge personal milestone in your life. Dealing with the fallout from your break-up – from financial to family arrangements – can be very time-consuming, at a stage when your emotions and priorities may be all over the place.
It’s no wonder that many people look to undertake the divorce process as quickly as possible. Lengthy, elaborate divorces rarely provide the springboard you need for a good start in your new life.
Choose the right solicitor for your divorce
Choosing the right solicitor from the beginning can help you to avoid mistakes later. Always look for a dedicated family law solicitor to advise you on your divorce.
We are used to dealing with high net worth clients – people with intricate business arrangements, large pensions and complicated business situations; people who have complex lives should always seek out an expert divorce lawyer. Ask for recommendations from colleagues. We generally see new clients who are personally recommended, often multiple times. Every person, and consequently every divorce, is different.
At Benussi & Co. we are keen to ensure that our services are right for your circumstances: we understand that this a traumatic process. We turn away customers who we feel, after our initial consultation, are not yet ready for divorce or their circumstances will not allow us to add value to the process. Your interests are absolutely our first and foremost priority, and we aim to act as your champion from the start.
When looking for a divorce lawyer, we recommend that you balance the experience level of the family law practice you use against the fee structure that they command: a cheaper fee base will not necessarily save you money across the duration of your divorce process. We tend to find that, as with all things in life, you get what you pay for with legal advice.
Be open to new ideas about your divorce
It is possible to get your divorce dealt with quickly – but you need to be realistic about what can be achieved, and be open to new ideas from your solicitor. Our family lawyers will be able to explain to you what your options are, and work with you to create a timetable for your divorce that fits with your needs (school holidays, family holidays, weddings).
“Many people begin the divorce process with rigid expectations about how they want it to proceed. We always advise people to bring an open mind to the process. Ultimately we will focus on getting the best overall outcome for you – this might involve making some concessions to begin negotiations quickly,” says specialist family law solicitor Diane Benussi.
“One of the quickest ways to speed up the progress of your divorce is to reduce the arguments and emotions between the two parties. So do listen to your solicitor’s advice and take notice of their cost-saving ideas.”
Make responding to your solicitor a priority
Being accessible to your solicitor helps too – you may need to be available at short notice to sign documents or give instructions. The more responsive you can be, the easier it will be for your solicitor to manage your case, and to push things through quickly for you. You may have a lot of turmoil going in your personal life during your divorce, but being available to respond to your solicitor to progress matters quickly will help you to move on.
Choosing a solicitor to handle your divorce who is located close to your place of work is often helpful, as you may be able to pop into your solicitor’s offices at lunchtime or before or after work to sign documents. Benussi & Co.’s offices are located in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, handy for people working in central Birmingham or in easy travelling distance of nearby towns such as Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Bromsgrove. We are a very short walk from Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations which enables us to work with clients across the UK, and clients based in London.
Finding the best solicitor for your divorce
As a specialist family law practice, the entire Benussi team is focused on dealing with issues relating to divorce, separation and family law. We have expertise in dealing with clients who may have complex business or financial arrangements, including international clients and ultra high net worth clients. If you would like to find out more about our services, please get in touch by calling us on 0121 248 4001, or by emailing us at email@example.com