Absolutely They will do on half the time what a crap one will do. They will not waste time waffling on in meetings and emails with you (every minute is charged for) And ultimately they will secure the best deal for you. Not just for tomorrow but in twenty years time.
Of course if you have hardly any assets between the two of you, don't bother.
Best of luck on finding an SHL who delivers consistently in family courts. There is no independent process of review so it is extremely difficult to find independent assessment of ability and delivery. So one has to rely on recommendations. You may hire an extremely long qualified family lawyer who is excellent in certain areas but has no real expertise in others. Woebetide you if that is the area of expertise you need. It is pot luck. That's right - 10 of £1000s in pot luck. Unprofessional practice. #bitter,yes
I don't know what the assets are. And he keeps avoiding handing the accounts in. But he's desperate for me to sign my half over so it must be worth something? I'm divorcing him for emotional, mental and financial abuse. I'm so low. I have three pre school children. He's stopped giving me money. I need to take him to court. I know he will have a shl.
You may not know what the assets are but can you hazard a guess? 1/2 mill to a mill probably not worth it. If the differential is more than a mill then yes the equivalent of £10k a day in court is more than worth it.
My SHL talks too much and repeats himself and at £220 an hour it really grates. And I've sorted out my own financial settlement which is what I thought I qas paying him to fight for. Came very highly recommended though
Yes get a SHL however you can, sometimes they will wait to be paid from settlement. Do not sign anything he is trying to force your hand. If he's pushing you it's worth the fight, he obviously knows that!