Really listening to people, to find out what they want and need, is the key to being able to give them the help and support necessary in matters of family law, and that’s my main priority.
Whether it’s a divorce and the financial issues that accompany that, a question of disputes over children in a relationship which has broken down, or a matter of agreeing the terms of pre- or post-nuptial agreements, I aim to give pragmatic and straightforward advice.
Outside work, my own family is very important to me, and I love travelling too.
Be very clear with your instructions from the outset and keep me updated. I can only advise based on the instructions and information you provide.
Have a good support structure in place to provide emotional support during the process, whether family or friends. There are times when emotions run high, when the situation is difficult or stressful, or when you just need to vent, and it’s at these times you will need more than my support.
The decisions and choices are yours – I’m here to advise you and provide options, but you know what is best for you and your family.
How long will it take?
If it’s a divorce, it will usually take four to six months, but if there are contested proceedings to deal with the finances, including court hearings, it can take up to a year.
How much will it cost?
This depends on the nature and complexity of your case. I can provide a cost estimate once I know what is going to be involved in your case.