Having your family structure change is traumatic. Going through a separation is a difficult time and it is important that you have a competent guide to help you through the process. If you are looking for a Family Law Lawyer in Ottawa then please consider Delaney’s Law Firm as your first choice. The firm’s family law lawyers are tried and tested and are there to provide you with the advise and support that you need to help with your transition. If you are looking for an Ottawa Family Lawyer look no further.
Disaster scenarios to avoid when dealing with a family law lawyer:
1) “I want the best lawyer money can buy!”
You will pay, that’s for sure. You’ll pay for fancy offices, high salaries, and expensive Christmas parties. The message that you are trying to send is that it’s important to you and that your spouse has hurt you deeply. That you want the best possible outcome. Don’t spend $100,000 to send that message.
2) “I want someone who will fight for me!”
It’s fairly easy for family law lawyers to throw gas on the fire in order to keep their billables nice and warm. Divorce naturally creates feelings of contempt and blame. Find a lawyer that will advocate for you without ratcheting up the family conflict. The goal is to reduce the conflict. Most clients don’t believe that it is possible. Most mediators know better as do family law lawyers. Conflict is temporary and will only last as long as there is fuel for the fire.
3) “I need someone with experience.”
Experience helps, but it’s not the be all and end all. The majority of family law files requires time and attention, not experience. Most junior counsel have the necessary skill sets very early on in their practice to tackle basic family law issues. They’ll have senior counsel available to help them with any unusual issues that need arise. There are plenty of good lawyers in Ottawa with 2-3 years experience.
4) “My friend told me…”
Don’t rely on people who aren’t lawyers for legal advice. It’s foolish, and a poor choice during a crucial time in your life. Go with a pro. Get it done right.