Waller Family Lawyers - FAQ
The team at Waller Family Lawyers understand that finding a Solicitor can be a very daunting process, on top of an already emotional time for you and your family. However, it is beneficial for your family’s wellbeing that you find a lawyer who is right for you, understands your unique situation and can provide the correct legal advice and guidance. Trent and the Waller team has over 20 years of experience and their unwavering dedication to Family Law make them the number one choice.
Please find below some frequently asked questions that may help to give you a better understanding of family law and how the Waller team can assist you. For more in depth, one-on-one information please contact Waller Family Lawyers here.
How do I prepare for the initial appointment?
Our principle aim during the initial appointment is to give a prospective client the time to feel comfortable and have the opportunity to gain confidence and trust in us as their lawyers.The initial appointment is to allow us to fully understand the issues that are pressing and important to you and provide a broad and understandable overview of the options available to resolve those issues.
To assist us in achieving the most from the appointment, we recommend that beforehand you prepare a list of your most pressing and important questions to have answered in the initial appointment.
It is the time that we begin gathering from you and others all the information that we need to provide you with accurate legal advice. This is an evolving process. We do not expect that you will have or be able to provide all of the required information at the initial appointment.
We will begin by asking you general information about your relationship. It is helpful if you can prepare a basic chronology of your relationship.The chronology should include information about your family including your full name and that of your spouse, dates of birth, the names and dates of birth of any children; the date you started living with your spouse, the date of marriage, the date of separation and the date of divorce (if applicable).
If you have property issues that need to be resolved, it is helpful to prepare, the best you can, a list of assets, liabilities and superannuation owned by you alone, your spouse alone, jointly with your spouse or owned by any family company or trust.
For the initial appointment, we do not expect, and actively discourage you obtaining any valuations of any asset from a registered valuer.
It is also helpful to consider information about the assets, liabilities and superannuation you and your spouse owned when you started living together, any inheritances, significant financial gifts, large compensation payments or any other large sums of money that either of you received during the relationship.
If parenting issues are to be resolved, we will ask you about the children’s current living arrangements, the children’s routines and any special needs that the children have. We will ask you if you have any pressing issues or concerns in relation to the children or their welfare and discuss with you your proposals or aspirations that you seek in relation to the children’s long-term living arrangements.