If you are going through a divorce and the cost quotes you are receiving are overwhelmingly daunting then why not consider “unbundling” the work load. Solicitors work on a time spent basis, i.e. they only charge you for the work you instruct them to do on your behalf. I often encourage low earning clients to consider instructing me on an ad hoc basis.
If you feel confident enough to do the majority of the leg work while receiving professional guidance from a qualified family solicitor, then this may be a feasible option for you.
"We've known that the unbundling of legal services has been going on for some time. This research supports the view that unbundling can be used to broaden access to justice, and it's reassuring to see this method of service provision working hand in hand with DIY law. It's a natural response to the cuts in legal aid funding and wider financial struggles, and is indicative of the profession adapting to meet the needs of today's consumers and helping to empower them.