U.K.: “Lawyers to be kept out of divorce battles”

“It is hoped that the new mediation stage will reduce legal aid costs by up to £100 million, while fewer expert witnesses would be required to testify before the courts. … Judges would also be able to advise parents early into legal proceedings what the likely outcome would be, in an effort to force through an agreement and avoid long and expensive cases. ” [Telegraph]

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  • It sounds like a good idea on paper, but I don’t know that this will help. One useful aspect of hiring an attorney to represent you in a divorce is that they know case history and law.