It is very easy to become emotionally driven during family law settlements, particularly when our children are involved. Past behaviours and things said in the heat of the moment are often very hard to forget. Unfortunately, feelings of hurt and disappointment can sometimes stand in the way of a negotiated settlement.
As we enter into 2015, many of us have made resolutions and are looking forward to new beginnings. Keeping in the spirit of the New Year, let us all focus our energy on the bigger picture, rather than being bogged down in the minutiae of apportioning blame or seeking to “win”. We are not to just simply forget the past, however we can instead work on how to best deal with the future. When we remove the people issues from the legal problems, we are quite often presented with a range of solutions which may not have been obvious from the start.
As family lawyers, we are here to help you move forward. This year is going to be a positive step towards your future. Hang in there, trust us as we guide you, and we will work with you to reach the best possible outcome for you and your family.