Divorce Online have been giving divorce advice in Swindon for over 14 years now, but most of our customers come from all over the UK and other parts of the world.
With the looming legal aid cuts coming, people in our town are going to need to bae able to get free or low cost legal services and because of this we are going to trial a legal advice day, when people seeking divorce advice in Swindon can come in and speak to a Solicitor for free and get some initial advice on their problem.
We can either tailor a service for them, to help with completing forms, arranging for representation at court, either with a lawyer or McKenzie friend and obtaining written advice as the case proceeds from barristers chambers who have agreed to help us.
All this will be on fixed fee modules, so clients will pay for the bits of work they need a lawyer for and get guidance on the other parts as they proceed. The one thing people on low income are very good at is budgetting and to have a budget for legal services will help them plan better.
If the trial is successful, then we will look to open a law shop where clients can do the same but everyday of the week. The cuts in legal aid are frightening, but if services are tailored correctly and at the right price, a business can be successful and of course continue to help vulnerable clients who may not be able to afford the rates of Solicitors who generally charge by the hour for their services. The average charge out rate for local Solicitors seems to be around £180 per hour, after we made a few calls.
If you would like advice on your divorce in Swindon please call 01793 600736