3 min read
09 Feb 2022
An overview of what our family lawyers do for our clients.
There are few areas of social life and legal practice involving more sensitivity and trauma than that involving family law.
Clients frequently misunderstand the role of a lawyer in representing their interests in the area of family law.
While a lawyer has a professional responsibility to ensure that the client’s rights and interests are always paramount (subject only to laws relating to the welfare of children) they are also officers of the court and have obligations as such.
To assist you in understanding the balance of these roles as your family lawyer, we highlight below how we help you through your matter:
A good family lawyer will listen to you and inform you of the best way to resolve your family law matter in the quickest and most cost-effective way.
Our experience is not limited to interpreting the law and representing you. We carefully consider your circumstances and recommend practical steps you can take to improve your legal outcomes.
These suggestions are of considerable value particularly when you are involved in parenting and custody disputes.
For most clients, their knowledge of family law is colloquial and based on experiences and recommendations from friends and families.
Your family lawyer will be able to clarify how the law applies to your circumstances as each family is different.
We also advise you on what your rights and entitlements are and protect you through the process so that you get the best outcome possible.
Our team ensure that the organisation and documentation is well prepared, and you understand each step of your matter.
For more information you can also download our family law guide here.
Contact one of our family lawyers today to discuss how we assist you further.
Call us on 1300 907 335 or complete and online enquiry form.
Disclaimer: This article has been prepared for general information purposes and may not apply to your situation. This information should not be relied upon for legal, tax or accounting advice. Your individual circumstances will alter any legal advice given. The views expressed may not reflect the opinions, views or values of PCL Lawyers and belong solely to the author of the content. © PCL Lawyers Pty Ltd.
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Theresa is a Senior Associate of our Family Law and Estate Planning practice groups. Theresa's practice includes acting for clients across a broad range of complex family/relationship matters as well...
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