Do you need to find an affordable family lawyer in Perth?
If you’re looking for an affordable family lawyer, you might be feeling overwhelmed at choices. How are you meant to pick not just a family lawyer that fits your budget, but one that is the right fit for you and what you want to achieve?
Our mediation specialist in Perth, Ian Shann, shares several points which you could consider before you find an affordable family lawyer in Perth.
Do You Really Need A Family Lawyer
What are your current circumstances? Are you separated? Have you made the decision to get a divorce? Are you in the early stages of separating from your partner?
If you can talk to your partner, work out what direction you both want to go in – making sure you are on the same page – can save a lot of heartache, stress and money.
Are separation or divorce what you really want? And, do you want to keep it as amicable and as simple as possible? Mediation could be a better way.
Speak to us at Move On Mediation today. When it comes to mediation in Perth, we can help you move on quickly and much more cheaply than going down the family law route.
Getting personal recommendations and referrals can be one of the best ways to find a professional you can trust.
If you know someone who has been through a divorce or separation, ask them if they can recommend the family lawyer they used for their legal proceedings. Ask them whether they felt that their interests were looked after, rather than simply been treated as a commodity.
Define Your Budget
Knowing what you can afford is very important when it comes to choosing a family lawyer.
There’s no point approaching a high-profile family lawyer (for “high profile”, assume “expensive”) if you know you won’t be able to afford their services. How does $875 an hour sound?
If affordability is a key factor for you, mediation could be the perfect solution. It is a much cheaper and quicker way to finalise your divorce and come to an agreement with your ex than going through the Family Court.
Look at what experience a family lawyer has before you choose one for you.
Having qualifications and many years’ experience with family law matters may give you some comfort that they know what they are doing and they will represent you in your best interests.
Being comfortable with your family lawyer is also a consideration. You need to trust what your lawyer is saying and doing on your behalf.
If you are comfortable, you are more likely to speak up and ask questions if you need to, especially if you are unsure of what you should do, or what they are doing.
Have you been trying to find an affordable family lawyer in Perth? Not having much success?
Consider Mediation Instead
At Move On, we don’t believe that someone always has to lose. Our mediation team in Perth offers solution-focused mediation that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Speak to Ian Shann today on 0418 928 448 for an obligation-free and confidential chat.