A recent report from the charity Citizens Advice, has found that litigants in person (people who go to Court without legal representation) face dire consequences for their finances, their health, as well as the outcome of their case.
The report says that the stress and pressures on those going to Court without representation means that they achieve worse outcomes than those who are represented.
It showed that 90% people who represented themselves in Court found that the experience had a negative effect on their health, their relationships, their work or their finances.
The charity said that it was only after people had been through the experience of representing themselves in the Family Court that they realised the value of having a lawyer with them, with 70% of those taking part in the report saying that instructing a professional would have helped their case.
The message is clear – when you are facing Court proceedings in relation to divorce, finances, or your children, it pays to get expert legal advice.
Why not make an appointment with Jill Cameron at our Catterick office (01748 832431) to discuss.