Once you have chosen your lawyer and your file has commenced, be an active, involved client. Read the letters and documents your lawyer sends you. Promptly follow any instructions you receive, provide any information requested and perform any tasks you are asked to do. Open a file for your case and keep all the letters and documents you receive so you can refer to them when necessary. Meet your financial commitments under your retainer agreement.

Have realistic expectations. Understand that no case is perfect and you may not be able to achieve everything you want. The Court system is over-burdened and there may be unavoidable delays. Respect the pressures that most lawyers work under. Attend your appointments on time and call in advance if you will be late or need to reschedule.

Do not take legal advice from your friends and relatives. Do not assess your case by the outcome in other cases. Every case is different and most often there are aspects of your friends' and relatives' cases that you don't know and that don't apply in your case. Only a lawyer can give you legal advice.

Talk with your lawyer about Consensual Dispute Resolution methods such as Mediation, Arbitration and Parenting Coordination. We have a great track record of resolving family law disputes and we’re here to help you solve yours and regain peace