Why it is a Good Idea to Have a Family Lawyer
You might be wondering ‘Why would I need a family lawyer?’ and it’s a valid question. Your family life might be going great and, truth be told, that’s what we’d prefer to hear!
If our years of experience as family lawyers have reinforced anything – it’s that our lives are full of surprises. A relationship might slowly start falling apart, custody arrangements could sour, or one of the kids could find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
It’s by no means an easy thought to consider and most of us would rather not think about it. But there’s few things as risky as heading into court and being unprepared for the situation. And it’s why having a representative that understands your circumstances and history is so important to navigate these difficult and confusing proceedings.
So why a family lawyer instead of another type of legal representation?
Well, it’s in the name and it’s what we do: we specialise in legal matters that impact the family unit – not just divorce. Whether it’s a traffic offence, the children’s court or a financial disagreement, getting the right advice can make a world of difference. Furthermore, having a family lawyer who already understands your circumstances can save you more than money – we can save you time.
The court system is complex and can be challenging to navigate – no average Joe off the street is expected to know all the rules. Even understanding the fundamentals of the legal system is a time-consuming effort and it can delay your proceedings by years if a process isn’t followed correctly. Having the correct advice can help shorten the length of your legal dispute, along with its cost, and we can help you understand what to expect from your time in court and what the outcomes could be.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to any legal representation is the support that comes with it. Importantly, you don’t typically have to do any of the talking in court if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. Our role as your family lawyer is to represent you and present your case in a clear and concise manner to the legal system. Not only does this remove some of the stress from the proceedings, it also can prevent misunderstandings in the courtroom due to those nerves.
While there are some circumstances where you may be required to talk, such as if you are on trial or being cross examined, we can advise you on how to handle these situations and what will be expected of you. Heading into legal proceedings without support can be incredibly intimidating, stressful and potentially disastrous. Having someone to talk with who understands the situation and can help you wrap your head around the details can make a world of difference.
We can help you understand where your case stands, the processes involved and how the court will likely handle it. And with many judges being former solicitors, there’s occasions where we’ve worked alongside them in the past. We understand how our colleagues think and we can provide that insight before we head into the courtroom – if it comes to it.
There are avenues to resolve some disputes without going through the court system, and often without legal representation, you may not even realise the option was on the table.
Need some legal advice?
At Frost & Associates our focus is making any legal process as straightforward as possible, with honest advice and experience when you need it.
We pride ourselves on doing what’s right, even if it may be hard.
If you need to talk about your situation, we’re here to answer your questions and help you find your way through the difficult times.