We strive to provide the highest quality legal services to you. To achieve this our practice is based on these principles:
You may not be able to reach agreement about outcomes with your former partner / spouse, but you can always agree on the process. Identification of the barriers to reaching an agreement is essential. These can be factual, legal, or emotional. We want to help you identify your key goals and how those goals could be reached by agreement.
We will engage in principled, co-operative negotiation. You have an emotional history with your former partner / spouse. You may or may not have children. How we communicate on your behalf must take that history into account. We can present your case persuasively but with real respect for the other party. You should be able to complete the process with dignity.
We will take into account the known impacts of children’s exposure to conflict in all aspects our advice. We will present your matter in a way that minimizes that exposure as best we can.
You should know where you are in the process. You should know what is likely to happen next. You should know how much those steps are going to cost. You should not have to contact us to find out what’s happening.
We will develop a case plan, with your approval. We will help you understand where each individual step falls within the broader picture. We will give you as much certainty as we can.
Delay makes a difficult situation worse. You should not be more anxious because of delay. We will be quick. We will be efficient. We will communicate with you as fast as we can. We will send all communications to your former spouse (or their lawyer) electronically if we can. We will be focused on finishing your matter fast.
You are entitled to our best advice. With the benefit of the significant family law experience of all our practitioners, we will provide frank advice about Court outcomes. We will provide advice as early as possible. One of the most difficult things for a lawyer in Family Law to do is to say no. If the circumstances warrant it, we will say it.
Call or email us today to discuss your needs.
Family Law Group Solicitors formerly traded as Hayley Ritchie Solicitors.