Separation and divorce can be a time of great uncertainty and change. When people also get caught up in expensive legal battles the process can become destructive and overwhelming. Choosing the right family lawyer is essential in supporting you through your transition in a non-adversarial way, to ensure you reach agreeable financial settlement and child focused outcomes.
1. Start researching as early as possible
Choosing the right family lawyer is a crucial decision which will impact your case outcome as well as your experience throughout your family law matter. As this time of your life can be extremely stressful finding and engaging with the right family lawyer as early as possible can ease your stress as well as help produce the best result possible for you.
2. Choose a lawyer you trust
To get the most out of your lawyer you need to trust and feel comfortable with them to form a strong working relationship. The sensitive nature of family law makes it extremely important that you trust your lawyer and your values and desired outcomes are aligned. A good way to find out if a lawyer and law firm is right for you is by having an initial consult with them.
3. Choose a lawyer or law firm that specialises in family law
Australia’s family law system helps people resolve the legal aspects of family relationship issues, including family relationship breakdown. This area of law is complex and ever evolving, which requires an absolute commitment to family law. To get the best result you need a lawyer and law firm that is conversant and widely experience in all things family law.
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4. Choose an experienced expert
Experience is priceless. Family law issues are wide and varied, an experienced family lawyer has a set of skills that can adapt and ensure you and your case are well looked after.
5. Client focused
Choose a lawyer who is focused on you and getting you the best possible outcome. A client focused lawyer will check in with you regularly and ensure that you are aware of all relevant information to your matter. Ensure your lawyer works with you as a team so you have the ownership over your matter every step of the way.
Note: This is general information advice only and does not constitute specific legal advice. If you would like further information in relation to this matter or other legal matters, please contact us on 03 9620 0088 or email [email protected]