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Choosing a divorce lawyer

For any party that goes through a divorce, it is normal that they will want to emerge on the other side of the proceedings in the best position possible. To ensure this, you will need to employ the best family solicitors you can find.

How to choose a divorce lawyer?

Your chosen divorce lawyer is one of the key members of your divorce team. You need to carefully choose who you appoint to represent you. You should find a divorce lawyer who: 

– You can talk to

– You can trust

– Will fight your corner

– Member of Resolution

There are many divorce lawyers but it is important that you research and find the one that is right for you. It is important that your lawyer is sympathetic and supportive with strong communication skills.

Personal Recommendations

A good family solicitor will have a strong reputation professionally with other colleagues who practice this type of law and personally with previous clients who have been assisted in the divorce process. Talk to any friends or family who have already been through the process. They will be able to tell you their experiences with firms and lawyers who gave good service and help you avoid those who did not.

Look Online

Search for law firms in your area and visit their websites or look for online reviews. Constantly updated websites show the law firm to be in line with the latest changes in UK law and will have up-to-date blogs and news. You should also be able to view profiles of the solicitors working there to find out more about them and what areas of law they specialise in and who you are likely to be dealing with.

It is preferable to instruct a lawyer who is a member of resolution. 

Resolution is an organisation of family lawyers who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way and are committed to resolving the needs of the whole family. 

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Recommendations by the Legal 500

The Chambers or Legal 500 can give you a more overall sense of a solicitor or law firm’s quality of service. Our divorce solicitors in Leeds city centre are regularly listed on these websites.


Having a solicitor nearby would allow you to meet face to face at their office as and when needed. Most solicitors will keep in touch by phone or email or video conference, so can act for you wherever you live in the country, but you may feel meetings face to face is something that is important to you.

What makes a good family lawyer?

There are a number of key characteristics that you should look for when choosing the best family solicitors for your circumstances:

– Excellent Organisation and Time Management
– Empathy
– Excellent Communication Skills
– Professionalism
– Patient
– A Strong Work Ethic
– Are Regulated by the SRA or Resolution

Our divorce solicitors Leeds team are known for going above and beyond for our clients and have an excellent reputation locally and nationally.

How Henry Hyams co-parenting solicitors can help

If a co-parenting arrangement is being entered into, we advise seeking legal advice. This will ensure that everyone involved will understand to whom legal parenthood will fall in their particular situation and other legal statuses that are required are obtained for those who do not currently have them.

At Henry Hyams, our co-parenting solicitors in Leeds can provide advice and walk you through the process of setting up a co-parenting agreement that is suitable and accepted by all parties responsible for the child’s raising.

Should you have any questions or would like to talk to one of our co-parenting solicitors in Leeds, please contact us on the email below or contact us on 0113 2432288.

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