Tactically, there are some clear advantages to be gained by taking certain early steps and some pitfalls must be avoided.
Inevitably, life-changing decisions concerning children and major financial interests will be determined by strangers where parties cannot reach an agreement. Therefore, a focus on mediation and settlement is usually in most client's interests.
For new clients the usual starting point consists of working through a questionnaire and then discussing what options may be available.
The advice we offer in the family law area is contemporary and based on continual practice. We have developed a network of trusted specialists in the many areas touched upon when separating including psychologists, accountants and counsel.