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If you find yourself in a family conflict that escalates to a legal matter, it can be stressful, anxiety-inducing and emotional. 

Putting yourself in the right hands is essential – not only for making sure your interests are properly represented, but so you are made aware of all your options and how best to resolve the situation at hand. That being said, it’s understandable if you’re feeling reluctant or unsure about involving a third-party in your private matters. In this article, we outline the 3 benefits of working with an expert family lawyer, and why hiring one doesn’t always mean heading to court.  

What is a family lawyer? 

A family lawyer is a solicitor that specialises in legal matters relating to family law. This extends to matters of separation, divorce, who will care for the children and when, and how assets will be split, but it can also cover issues such as domestic abuse and domestic violence, and trusts law where parties aren’t married, for example.  

Though family lawyers can advise and represent you in court, this isn’t their only function. Family lawyers also play a crucial role in gathering evidence, advising you on routes outside of court, drafting key agreements or court petitions, and more. 

3 Benefits of Hiring a Family Lawyer

If you’re not convinced, here are just a few reasons why you should hire a family lawyer.  


First and foremost, a family lawyer brings a specialism, expertise, and experience that is invaluable. They will handle your case with care and pragmatism, based on their experience working on similar matters. Moreover, they’ll be able to help you navigate UK family law, the courts, your ex, and their lawyers and put together a case that best represents your interests. 

Protecting Your Interests 

Though it’s tempting to try and resolve family matters behind closed-doors, it’s always best to consult with an expert who can help you properly protect your interests, understand your rights or entitlements, and how your particular circumstances may affect legal outcomes. A family lawyer will be able to advise on the best legal course of action and will likely bring a perspective that you might not have considered. 

Alternative Routes 

When tensions escalate, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the only route to resolution is through the court. A family lawyer may be able to offer you alternative dispute resolution options you can explore, where appropriate, to try to bring a more favourable, quicker and less costly result without the need for court.

Final Thoughts   

Family disputes are stressful and emotive. When you’re grappling with a conflict that’s already emotional, you want to work with a lawyer who is a specialist in their field and brings years of experience to the table. Here at 360 Law Group, we pride ourselves on offering a personal and compassionate service that handles your family matters with the upmost care. If you want to find out more about working with our family lawyers, get in touch. 

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