Listening to and understanding client concerns.
Providing the client with sound, objective legal advice.
Supporting and assisting the client with the process of negotiation.
Helping clients make their own informed decisions.
Ensuring client is aware of various options available and potential risks.
Working towards a legally binding agreement that is acceptable to both parties, addresses client concerns, and meets the needs of any children involved.
Recognizing that family law is complex and referring to other professionals where appropriate (eg: accountants, appraisers, financial planners, mediators, counsellors).
PROTECTION OF THE BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN
MUTUAL RESPECT AND COOPERATION
REDUCTION OF CONFLICT