I'm hoping someone out there might be able to help me... I need to know if the solicitor I saw today was right in what she said, or just trying to drum up business...
As advised by the Which? book on divorce I booked a one off session with a solicitor to get advice on what a reasonable financial settlement in my divorce would be. I'm handling the rest of the process myself.
I took along full details of my and my husbands financial situation and valuation of our assets expecting her to be able to tell me what settlement other similar cases had come to.
I was told that she can't give me any financial advice without going through formal disclosure procedures (which of course I can pay her to do!)
Is this really the case?
I was expecting to be given a guideline % based on each persons financial input and the length of the marriage etc
I didn't expect her to suggest a figure, just to say that in similar cases.......
I was feeling quite possitive about taking the first steps towards sorting things out but now I feel like the system is set up to be as aggressive and inaccesible as possible.
Any advice would be great,