Nevertheless, recent research suggests that many people are intimidated by solicitors. They find it hard to approach them and discuss their problems. Perhaps they are worried that it will cost too much. Maybe they think they won't understand the answer, or that the solicitor they speak to will look down on them for having got themselves in to difficulties in the first place.

So perhaps this will help

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3. Sometimes NOT talking about something can end up being more scary than talking about it. Once you know what's going on, and what your options are, you can deal with them and the chances are that it's not as bad as you think. However much of what we do is time sensitive, so the longer you leave it, the worse it can be.

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