Legal correspondences and court documents in family law matters can be unnecessarily emotional and bring up matters that are really not going to keep the matter civil. Emotional correspondence and unnecessary name-calling and pettiness in Affidavits in fact further entrenches the parties positions.
What is the end result?
Sometimes, I wonder if family lawyers are advocating for their clients or whether they only regurgitate their client’s instructions. Our job is to advocate and give sound advice – sometimes even when it isn’t what the client wants to hear. If correspondence and Court documents are drafted with absolute disregard to the laws and regulations, it is not only a professional embarrassment, but also has the effect of derailing chances of an amicable or quick resolution for clients.
Our duty and role extends beyond simply regurgitating instructions or becoming a third party to the dispute. Our primary duty is to the Court and just outcomes and then to clients.
Matters do not have to be as difficult, messy or protracted as many practitioners or clients think.
Do better and take the ethical approach to assist in resolution of matters – children’s childhoods are at stake! Your client’s may or may not thank you for sensible advice, but your colleagues will and your professional reputation will remain intact.
That’s why, when you’re ready for assistance in your family matter you can give us a call! Call our Family lawyers in Mona Vale on 02 9151 7339 or call our Family lawyers in Gosford on 02 4308 8892.