It is often prudent to seek some form of legal advice. Family law proceedings can be difficult, stressful and emotional; which often makes it hard to represent yourself. Costs are a natural concern and it is very important to keep the costs in proportion with what is at stake. However, there is no point saving some legal costs to the extent that you concede or overlook certain points in the case which cause you to lose more. It is important that you find a family law solicitor that you find comfortable to work with. Your case could take a number of months to resolve and you should be able to work together as a team. This can also help keep the costs in check because your solicitor should explain the costs to you moving forward and what work you can actually do yourself to help save them. A family lawyer is there to advise and guide you through a difficult time; and to work with you to find a solution to the problem.