Worried about going to court?
It’s never easy, but the better prepared you are, the better your outcome is likely to be. You need to be clear and focused on what you want (or will accept), from the hearing.
The better informed you are of court procedure and what to expect in the court room the more confident you will feel.
It’s usually best to take someone with you to a court hearing (even though they will not be able to go into the court room with you). This is because you may have to wait around a long time and your solicitor or barrister will spend a lot of the time talking to your ex’s lawyer. You don’t want to be sitting alone, facing your ex across the waiting room, and it really helps to have someone with you to talk through any proposals with – particularly at a final hearing.
If you are going to court, I can help you prepare for your hearing so that, even if you’re nervous, you’ll still be able to stay focused on your outcome.
You might also be interested in reading the ‘Legal Structure of Divorce’ a two-minute guide to divorce proceedings.