Can a solicitor take over my divorce if I have acted for myself?

Whilst a divorce itself is relatively simple for an individual representing themselves to obtain, sorting out a financial settlement or dealing with a dispute regarding children can be fraught with complications. With cuts to legal aid over recent years, an increasing number of people are using a more hybrid approach when obtaining legal advice. Some individuals may even have attempted to negotiate the dispute directly with their spouse or have appeared on their own behalf before a judge at a hearing. As part of this development, it is not unusual for solicitors to take on clients who have previously represented themselves.