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First Solicitor meeting - help!

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user1484749709 Mon 12-Mar-18 02:06:45

I've name changed.
I'm going to see a Family Solicitor on Tuesday to start divorce proceedings.
I would be grateful for some help -
1. What things should I bring to the meeting?
2. What questions should I be prepared to answer?
3. Any other advice?

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MrsBertBibby Mon 12-Mar-18 07:35:53

Yourself, your brain, and your ID and proof of address. Your marriage certificate.

Answer whatever the solicitor asks. It can get personal. You may get teary. The solicitor is used to it, I get someone crying most days, it's a shitty time.

If you don't feel confident with the solicitor, try another one.

user1484749709 Wed 14-Mar-18 19:38:11


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Starlive22 Wed 14-Mar-18 21:02:40


Bring with you any ID documents such as passport and something with your address - they probably won't open a file without it.

Also any deposit/fixed fee you have agreed to pay.

The meeting itself will be fine. They have heard it a million times and much worse I promise to just be honest. They will ask why you want the divorce ie what grounds, a little background information about information about the marriage and if you have children/ the status of your finances ie do you own a house jointly, child support, any pensions or savings etc. It will probably take around an hour.

You will be told about charges and any disbursements you will need to pay.

Write down a list of questions and ask away at the meeting.

Good luck, don't be too daunted although I appreciate that's probably easier said than done. I've not been through it myself but worked in that field for around 10 years.


Starlive22 Wed 14-Mar-18 21:09:52

Oh, and sorry for going on, but if you do pay for a fixed fee divorce then please ask what it covers, usually it's not the finances or child issues if you will require any of those and they can be quite a bit more expensive.

Hope it goes well as can be x

iamthrough Wed 14-Mar-18 22:24:14

I'd suggest taking a trusted friend or relative with you. You can get bombarded with a huge amount of information and it may help to have an extra pair of ears. (Although choose your person wisely... you dont want anyone who is goi g to butt in with thwir own opinions)

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