I want to understand a bit about their circumstances and some of the issues they are facing in their separation.
I want to have some degree of confidence I will be helpful and that I have the skills, knowledge and experience appropriate in the circumstances.
If someone is willing to put their confidence in me, and trust me with their family, the least I can do is that much before hand.
Not all lawyers can be all things to all people with all problems – some have greater strengths in some aspects of family law than others.
Before making your appointment, at least make sure the lawyer you are choosing has the experience you need.
Reduce your risk of disappointment and improve the likelihood of a helpful legal experience that is right for you and your family.