Wednesday, November 21, 2012
How just one appointment with Benussi & Co can lay the foundation for a best-outcome divorce
You’ll come away from the meeting with a much greater understanding of how complicated or otherwise your divorce is going to be and what are likely to be the areas of contention.
We are able to extract a lot of pertinent information without going into the specifics of a case, so by the end of an hour-and-a-half, we will have a very clear idea of how the divorce will pan out.
Afterwards, we’ll send you several pages of file notes, summing up the discussion and giving you a steer on how to move the divorce forward.
It may be that you want us to act for you and we’re pleased to do so. But sometimes we see people for whom we can’t make much of a difference – such as very straightforward cases, which don’t require the level of expertise we have at Benussi & Co – so we advise them to go to a high street firm. Even so, the documentation from the meeting is very useful to have as it forms the foundation of the divorce and provides valuable information and advice that may be of help to you as an aide-memoire.
What we’ve found since introducing these meetings with would-be clients is that people enjoy them: it gives them an opportunity – perhaps the first they’ve had – to let off steam and pour out their woes. Just as importantly, it gives them and us the chance to see if we like the cut of each other’s jib.
More often than not, we do: the percentage of people who come in for an initial meeting and become clients as a result is incredibly high.
But even those who decide we’re not for them go away with a blueprint for your divorce and sound advice ringing in their ears.
To anyone who thinks £450 is a lot of money to pay for one meeting, consider this: it might be that such a meeting changes the course of your divorce. And that, in turn, can change the course of your life.