When relationships are doing it tough, there is usually a lot of support and advice from the sidelines.
Your family or friends can provide emotional support at this time but they are unlikely to be able to contribute much information of real value about Family Law and how it works, so be careful about acting on their advice on legal issues. It may well be inaccurate and cause more problems than are solved.
The breakdown of a relationship of any sort is usually pretty emotional. However, emotional issues – no matter how strongly you feel about the treatment you may have received, or the injustice of what your former partner has done – should not be allowed to cloud the real reason that you are getting legal advice. You have a legal problem to resolve and it will be resolved faster (and at less cost) if you get into the facts of the matter and towards resolution rather than blame.
That is why a lawyer should stand back from emotion, look at the facts and apply their knowledge and experience to advise you what should be done. Our lawyers will point you in the direction of a counsellor for psychological and emotional support to help you through these difficult times if that is what you need.