Going through a separation can be difficult and making the decision to see a lawyer at this stage may also seem like a big step. In such cases, the first consultation with a Family Lawyer is essential in terms of obtaining the right information for your case, finding a solution to your problem and getting to know your lawyer.
We at Platinum Lawyers Sydney understand the gravity of your situation and try to make sure that the first consultation with our clients provides them with clarity and peace of mind that they need regarding their situation.
Types of First Consultations
Before every first consultation, we have a conversation with our clients over the phone to brief them about what they need to prepare for the session and inform them of any documents they need to bring. We are aware that each of our clients is unique and can thus arrange for different kinds of consultations for them.
All first consultations take place at our offices in Sydney or Parramatta. However, we can also conduct sessions over the phone or arrange video conferences for internationally-based clients.
Our First Consultation focuses on our lawyers getting to know our clients better and discussing their issues. It is also about guiding our clients through the family law procedure and mentally preparing them for the legal process. By the end of the first consultation, we aspire that our clients will have a clear understanding of their case with regards to Family Law procedure and will have peace of mind for the process ahead.
Learn more about Family Law – create a list of questions
We understand that for the first consultation, you will have a lot of questions to ask. We try to do everything in our power to facilitate for those queries and have thus put up details regarding every procedure on our website. All our clients are thus requested to go through our website before the consultation to give them a brief idea about the services we can offer.
If there are any questions regarding their personal situation, they are encouraged to bring them in a list to the first consultation so that it is easier to remember and nothing important is missed out. You are also requested to bring any documentation that may be required along with you, including agreements, correspondence and court documents.
The nature of each first consultation will be different and we will recommend lawyers to you on the basis of the nature of your case. For example, clients that require financial assistance will be asked to share the detailed financial history of the relationship in question, including transactions and contributions made by both parties in relation to homemaking and parenting. Similarly, clients seeking advice on parenting issues will be asked details regarding the children.
The end of your first consultation will involve our lawyers providing specialist advice to our clients regarding their cases. This is done after an extensive analysis of their particular details and emotional state. The client will also be given a list of possible legal courses of action that can be taken and will be provided a strategy to follow based on achieving their desired outcome.
We also inform our clients of all the expected and projected costs involved, so that they can contemplate and make an informed decision.
If you think that your family law case is of an urgent nature, please inform one of our legal experts so that we can accommodate you accordingly.
Call (02) 8084 2764 to book your First Consultation with Platinum Lawyers.