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The earlier comment about a builder providing an estimate about a garden wall only to discover that the garden is much bigger is, in my opinion, not all that helpful. You would expect the builder to provide an estimate ONLY after seeing the extent of the work required and then stick to the estimate.
Very few divorces are straightforward and solicitors should know that there may well be problems with disclosure etc and factor those in - particularly when their client has highlighted potential difficulties with their ex.
I think there MUST be a stop to people getting solicitors and not paying until the sale of the house, or until settlement. This means the person not paying frequently can rack up needless amounts and not be too worried about agreeing settlement.
I firmly believe that if my wife had to pay costs monthly we would have settled- or at least started. Nope- I am instructed to speak to her lawyer. Complete arse