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We are getting divorced - should we share a lawyer? Fiona Wilson answers a reader's question in the Financial Times

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Fiona Wilson, partner in our Family Law team has answered a reader's question in the Financial Times:

We're getting divorced. It’s all perfectly amicable and my husband has suggested we instruct one family lawyer for both of us - should we share a lawyer?

You want to aim to have as much constructive dialogue as possible and to keep conversations going. When you get divorced there are often three separate aspects to the process:

  1. dissolving your marriage. 
  2. dealing with any issues relating to children. 
  3. dealing with issues relating to finances.

The real benefit of using an experienced family lawyer, even where they cannot act for both parties, is that they can help steer the way through an unfamiliar process with guidance and advice to make sure that you can move forward securely for the future.

Fiona Wilson's full response is available at the Financial Time's website, please click here.

Fiona Wilson

"I advise people on everything to do with family law. At the beginning of a relationship I can help with prenuptial or living together agreements. When a relationship breaks down, I provide advice on how to resolve disputes involving finances and children. And if there is a dispute about a will on the death of a spouse or family member, I also advise on those matters."

Fiona is available at or on +44 (0)20 7092 8527.

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Goodman Derrick - Family Law

Divorce and relationship breakdown is stressful beyond words. Aside from the emotional issues, there are concerns for the welfare of the children of the family and almost always serious financial consequences.

As experienced family lawyers our objective is to guide our clients through the legal process so as to minimize the financial costs and to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you would like additional information on any area of family law please visit our Family Law section of our website.

This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.