We know that you would prefer not to go to Court. We understand it can be expensive – emotionally and financially.

We also know that some cases simply have to go to Court.  Sometimes our clients cannot avoid court due to the choices made by their former partner, your need to protect yourself or your children.  The main aim in the court process is for us to prepare your best possible case and to be your strongest advocate in any Court process.

Counsel Family Lawyers can help you by…

  • Choosing a legal team that best suits your needs.
  • Thoroughly preparing your case as this is the key to successful litigation.
  • Working with you to ensure attention to details that matter to you.
  • Providing cost effective legal representation by our team approach to your case.  The unity of approach is guaranteed by our work methods and supervision by Caroline Counsel.
  • Including referrals to accountants skilled at advising in tax and business valuation issues, financial planners to assist you work out the financial impact of any offers or proposals to settle,
  • Choosing counsellors to assist you cope with the rigours of the court process.
  • Choosing child psychologists to provide a Family Report if so ordered by the Court
  • Referring your family by agreement to Family psychologists
  • Finding a quick solution during the Court process and work on your exit and settlement strategy.
  • Choosing a Barrister to work as part of your team and you will get a say about whom we brief (subject to the individual Barrister’s availability).
  • Assisting you if the court makes orders for the appointment of single experts such as accountants to value business interests or a child psychologist to provide a Family Report.  We know who is who in the pool of experts and can assist you if a choice has to be made.
  • Advising you in advance of what each court hearing or event involves so that you are adequately prepared.
  • Providing you with sufficient notice of court events.
  • Giving you insights into the legal team representing the other spouse/former partner.
  • Translating what is important to you into court documents which will reflect your instructions.
  • Looking for settlement opportunities and explore best possible outcomes for you.
  • Doing a SWOT analysis of your matter along the way.
  • Providing you with a range of possible outcomes during the course of the court proceedings that enable you to make commercially minded decisions.
  • Preparing settlement documents once agreement is reached.
  • Attending to all aspects of settlement.