Importance of Having a Lawyer Who Specializes in Family Law

Corey —  May 5, 2016

Every year in the UK, thousands of families are broken up by divorce or separation. More often than not, the couple get caught up in the emotional maelstrom that results from the split, and things get ugly real fast. Unfortunately the victims of the worst of what transpires are usually the children.

Sometimes when people are divorcing, they become quite petty and mean. They may even become a little crazy, and lose that part of themselves that makes sensible decisions. In such cases, they could resort to nasty tactics to try to deny their former spouse any access to the children, and that can even include lying to the children about their former spouse. In the very worst cases, they may even encourage their children to tell lies, and to make false accusations against their spouse. It sounds very extreme, but it does happen, and far too often.

This is extremely unfair to the children involved, and of course it is also unfair to the spouse. If you think about it, what sane person would instruct a child to lie? Is that the kind of example you should be setting as a parent? “We always have to tell the truth, except when there’s a chance to hurt daddy?”

It’s quite easy to see what’s wrong with that kind of scenario. Fortunately if you are faced with a problem like that, there is an easy solution. What you need to do is get in touch with Family Law solicitors for advice.

Such lawyers have specialist training in family law, and they can help you get to the truth of a matter. When you go to the Family Law Court, if you have chosen to represent yourself, the only thing you’ll have the power to do is refute any claims made against you, and that is what you’re expected to do anyway, so in that situation it will come down to who the judge feels is more credible. If there is even the smallest amount of evidence to support the claims against you, you can expect that it’s unlikely the situation will go well for you.

The difference that having a lawyer from the Solicitor Guru makes is huge. Your lawyer is able to challenge the claims somebody makes directly. They can ask questions of the accuser and if the accuser is lying, that will usually be revealed. Of course it depends on the skill of the lawyer and the questions they ask, plus perhaps the acting abilities and degree of sociopathy of the person being questioned. Simply having a lawyer doesn’t guarantee victory, but it does ensure you won’t be at any unfair disadvantage.

Courts are supposed to be completely fair and unbiased. Unfortunately the situation now is that courts are over-stretched and there simply isn’t time to try all cases completely on their merits, no matter how well-intentioned the judges are. It often becomes the case that the simplest verdict is the one that is reached. Having a lawyer will go a long way towards solving that problem, so that you at least get a fair hearing.



Corey is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in religion. While he enjoys learning and writing about Christianity, another one of his new passions is writing about personal finances in order to help others make wise decisions with their money.