Law Society: Divorce is 'inherently difficult area of law'

A member of the Law Society has responded to claims that divorce is hard for couples because of spiralling costs and 'poor legal advice.'

He said that divorce was "an inherently difficult area of law" due to the emotions involved.

As the report acknowledges, expectations about what the court or a lawyer are able to deliver may be unrealistic, and sometimes people press on with actions that may be against their legal advice: so it's not surprising that people come out of an often distressing process feeling dissatisfied, particularly when we do not have a system of no-fault divorce. Nevertheless, lawyers have a professional obligation to provide clients with clear information about charges and the report will be very helpful to lawyers in reminding them of this.

– The Law Society comment, to be attributed to James Carroll, Co-Chair of the Law Society Family Law Committee