Have you ever heard the expression ‘jack of all trades, master of none’? That is as true of a family lawyer as it is of any profession. But why? The team at Carr & Co are specialist family lawyers and we give you our top five reasons why you should choose a specialist family lawyer to help you with your family law issue.
1. Perth is a small town
Perth is a small town and the local family law community is even smaller. A specialist family lawyer will know the lawyer representing your partner or spouse. They have, in all likelihood, a collegiate and working relationship with them which they have developed over many years of practice. This means your lawyer can work collaboratively with a colleague they know to achieve an efficient outcome for you. A specialist family lawyer also knows the judicial officer hearing your case as they have regularly appeared in the Family Court before them. The advantage of this is your lawyer knows the judicial officer’s individual preferences, their quirks and demeanour and can tailor the way your case is presented to ensure you achieve the best possible result.
2. We have been there and done that and done it well
No two cases are the same. The specialist family lawyers at Carr & Co have handled cases which have similar issues to those in your case many times before. We know what questions to ask. We know how to present your case in its most favourable light. We know what evidence to lead and where it needs to come from. We know how to actively pursue results. We know how to respond to what the opposition might attempt to argue. We know who to refer you to if there is an aspect of your case which requires expert advice that we can’t provide. Can you afford not to have that expertise?
3. We know what being involved in the Family Court is like for you
Being involved in a family law dispute can be one of the most stressful times of your life and we empathise with you. The specialist family lawyers at Carr & Co have developed the skills necessary to help our clients in emotionally charged difficult situations. A corporate or commercial lawyer does not have the same expertise to manage clients and opponents in the same way as a family lawyer. We deal with people, not contracts. Our lawyers do their utmost to ensure your experience is as easy as a difficult situation can be.
4. Family law cases involve your assets and your children – what could be more important?
A specialist family lawyer understands that nothing is more important to you than the subject matter of your case. Emotions often run high between parties involved in a family law matter, which can cloud judgment and result in brash action that might otherwise be legally unwise. The lawyers at Carr & Co are committed to make sure the service you receive is professional, prompt and tailored to suit your individual circumstances. We understand that the stakes in your case are high. We want to help you achieve the best possible outcome you are entitled to.
5. If you pay peanuts expect to get a monkey
A specialist family lawyer will more than likely charge you more for their services. The reason a specialist family lawyer can command the rate charged is because they are leaders in their field. The team at Carr & Co take professional development and upskilling seriously. We are continuously educating ourselves in developments in family law at both the local and national level. Accessing our knowledge and expertise may cost you more, but our clients can attest that the results will be worth it. Carr & Co have been successfully involved in some of Perth’s most complicated and high profile property settlement cases.