Some Solicitors are really great, My sister whose a single mum now, when she went through her divorce, her Solicitor did a budget plan with her & she paid something like £30. per week it was a huge help. if she could pay more she would.
Ok it took a fair while for her to pay it off, but it worked well for her. Always worth asking, lots of people out there in the same situation.
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