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04 Aug 12 #347225 by redwine47
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My legals. Are c**p.... I''m fed up with solicitors......Told .me to write out my own proposal as they are not accountants. but ur entitled to 60/40 house.. & 50/50 rest. Stbx financially secure me not in gd position...

No mention of mps or sm..... Ex stopped all money including cm & they say we''ll write to stbx bout this. Nothing.. Back... Letters sent with questions... Reply not sufficient. Then I have to send reminders etc .. Stbx Discovery missing & Stbx lying.

I Paid privately but now on legal aid.... Do they not care once on legal aid cause I feel they have lost interest.

This is third solicitor so don''t know what to do......

Am I expecting too much from ..them but am none the wiser. nor any further om. ...??

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04 Aug 12 #347233 by Shoegirl
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I''m not a lawyer but I work with them all the time on cases and in my own divorce what I am about to say applies in that situation.

As a client, I have their opinion on my case, what the case is worth so to speak and what I should reasonably expect. I would understand the risks and whether I should go to court to get a better outcome. I understand the strategy they have for fighting my case and what negotiation tactics we will be using. I am also advised on the key levers for negotiation in order to secure the outcome we are looking for.

The solicitors are also clear from the outset what work they will do and what I need to do. In my experience the work I am expected to do might be drafting some statements or similar for them to review or fill out my own forms pertaining to the matter. That''s it.

I would caveat that with one important thing. Every solicitor I have ever worked with seems very slow. Never got to the bottom of whether that''s too many cases or whether it is the need to be very cautious around checking detail.

I''ve always felt the solicitor was on my side though. If you are fighting your own solicitor to get work done or yiou are not sure of where things stand, then you deserve a better service.

Solicitors can get a bad rap sometimes. Maybe I''ve just been lucky but the last solicitor I worked with on a personal non divorce matter charged me 2500 for advice. I cried when I got the bill, felt ripped off. Her work and diligence ended up with me making a reasonable sum of money out of that. It turned out to be the best investment I ever made.

The key is finding a good''un. I''ve gone on nothing but recommendation and gut instinct on whether the solicitor seems to have some fire in their belly about getting the right outcomes.

Sorry, I don''t think you are getting what you should from your lawyer. As I say I work with them all the time, I''ve never felt that any case has been managed that way. It''s not you, you deserve better.

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