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What Constitutes Value?

March 29th, 2019

At long last, it appears that people are beginning to wake up to the concept of what constitutes value or not as the case may be.

I read the other day that, on analysing the travel insurance policies on comparison web sites, many policies which are offered cheaply have such high excess payments as to render the policy worthless in the event of a claim.

So how does that compare to divorce and family law solicitor services?

Some of our colleagues in London pride themselves on going to the other extreme and not accepting potential clients unless they have significant assets or income. Does this make the lawyer better? Maybe, or, maybe not.

However, what is abundantly clear from the people we have helped out when they are going through anything other than a straight forward divorce, many online cheap deals do not give what they most need when going through such a life-changing event.

The simple fact is that if you want value, you have to pay for it.

Divorce separation and children issues are life-changing events. Entering into this arena is going to affect you and your family fundamentally. So what you perceive to be value will matter in the long term. I would suggest that in this instance cheap may not turn out to be cheerful in the long run.

 


 

Written by

Jo Hawkins

Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1992 having completed her training at leading Cambridge firms Taylor Vinters and Thompson and Co. After qualification, Jo moved to J Garrard and Allen in Olney where she established the family department. In 1994 Jo was made a Partner at J Garrard and Allen and continued to build and develop the practice. Jo trained as a mediator with Resolution in 1996.

In 2001 Jo decided to set up independently and created a purely family law practice in Stony Stratford recognising that in fact the skills required by family lawyers and the expectations of clients experiencing relationship breakdown and separation were different from those required in other areas of the law.

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