Speaking from experience, nothing provokes extreme emotions more than protracted wrangling’s in the Family Court. The end of my relationship with my ex husband, the battles over custody, and, shamefully, the mud slinging and name calling were all doubtless prolonged and exacerbated by our failure to engage the services of family law professionals. We reached an agreement and managed to shield our child from the ugliest of it- but at a great personal cost to both of us. Retrospectively, we were naive to think we could go it alone, and if (god forbid) I were ever in the same situation again, I’d find the right lawyer as a matter of priority.
The dissolution of a relationship where children are involved is rarely straightforward. Nor for that matter, is family law itself. Trying to make sense of one’s obligations and negotiating a fair and workable custody arrangement is not one of life’s more pleasurable tasks.
I’ve witnessed firsthand, time and time again, the devastation that ensues when family break ups are poorly and insensitively handled. It’s not always the sole fault of the warring ex-couple, either. Bull-in-a-china-shop lawyers with heavy handed tactics can take what might have been an amicable split and turn it into something altogether nastier. The consequences are detrimental for all involved. Encouraging a spirit of compromise and negotiation between the two parties is paramount. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have the right lawyer for your situation. Hiring a gun corporate lawyer is a stellar idea- if you’ve got a corporate law problem. Family law experts are not only familiar with all the intricacies of that area of the legal system. They’re also equipped to help manage the raft of heightened emotions so many divided families experience. The difference between a mess of a split and a simple, civilised parting of ways can rest with your choice of your lawyer.