FAQ

Q:Why is it never too early or too late to take expert advice?

A:

It depends on your circumstances:

Not ready

We often hear from our clients that they wish they had taken advice earlier on. They have been reluctant to speak with lawyers while making up their mind about whether to get divorced, increase access to their children or prevent escalating domestic abuse.

We firmly believe that it is never too early to take professional advice. We are often able to provide reassurance that a favourable outcome is likely and that taking decisive action puts you in control of your destiny, allowing you to get on with the rest of your life.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. We will never pressurize you to proceed before you are ready. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us

Waiting for your spouse to take the first step

Some of our clients tackle their problems head on. Others sit back and wait for their spouse to take the first step.

In our view waiting is almost always a mistake. In some cases the cost of delay can be enormous. Waiting may risk the client’s spouse issuing proceedings in another jurisdiction and this can have enormous consequences for the ultimate outcome of the case (for instance, as you might imagine some countries are far less generous to woman than the UK). Even if jurisdiction isn’t an problem, issuing proceedings first often makes a client feel more in control of their own destiny.

We offer completely confidential initial consultation without charge for qualified individuals. We will never pressurize you to proceed before you are ready. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us

DIY

Other clients approach us after trying to do a DIY job on their litigation. At the start everything had seemed amicable and they felt able to handle everything on their own. But as matters progressed it became apparent to them that their spouse wasn’t being totally candid about the finances, the range of issues was becoming too much too handle or their spouse took on top notch lawyers and they felt the need to have equality of arms.

In our experience the difference between doing it yourself and having top quality representation can be huge in terms of the ultimate outcome. Our clients find that their investment in our fees pays back many times over and having us involved removes a great deal of day-to-date stress.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us

Unhappy with current solicitors/needing a second opinion

It is remarkable how often we are approached by clients who are unhappy with their current solicitors or would like a second opinion. Often they have initially selected local solicitors without the requisite experience of complex cases, have a personality clash with their solicitor or have been palmed off on junior staff without justification.

We are able to give a second opinion without your current solicitors finding out. If you ultimately like what you hear and would like to switch we can handle the whole process for you and you don’t even need to speak with your current solicitors.

We offer completely confidential initial consultations without charge for qualified individuals. Please call 020 7404 9390 or email us

Vardags is a top family law firm that specialises in complex cases often involving an international element. If you cannot find answers to your questions here, please consult our ‘family law guide‘ for further information, call us on 0207 717 9979  or email