Family law is an area of that law that focuses on issues involving family matters and domestic relations. Family law is complex as ‘family’ can encompass many different life aspects. When it comes to family, legal proceedings can be some of the most sensitive and stressful situations anyone can experience. After all, the affairs deal with some of the most significant foundations in a person’s life – relationships, children, familial support, and more.
With the support of a family lawyer in Calgary, you can get your affairs in order and have a better chance at coming to a resolution that is fair for all parties involved.
What Can Family Lawyers In Calgary Help With?
As family law lawyers, we are typically asked what the scope of our engagement can be when it comes to assisting families with their legal needs. Our family law lawyers are able to assist clients with many issues that arise in a family law dispute. For example, we are able to assist with:
- Separation and divorce proceedings;
- Child support and/or spousal support;
- Division of family property;
- Mediation and/or arbitrrat
- Parenting and custody matters; as well as
- Basic wills and estates matters.
While this list covers our most common duties as legal counsel, it is not extensive as our roles are frequently changing to meet the unique needs of our client’s relationships. Put simply, it is a Calgary family law lawyer’s duty to provide their clients with the necessary information to make smart, informed choices for their families.
We Help Parties Separate the Legal from the Nonlegal
Calgary family law lawyers recognize that there are emotional issues and relationship issues in any separation, but it is not our job to assist you with managing these emotions. Should you require assistance in this regard, we strongly encourage you to seek help from a professional in the appropriate field.
Your family law lawyer is not your therapist, psychologist, accountant, life coach, etc. Setting this boundary is an important part of the lawyer-client relationship as our job is to ensure you do not let emotions cloud your rational thinking and to provide you with the facts of the matter so that you can make smart legal decisions.
There is no need to pay a lawyer’s hourly rate to rant and rave about problems that we are not equipped to help you solve. While your emotional well being is extremely important, we are not capable of resolving them in the legal system.
What Your Calgary Family Law Lawyer Cannot Do For You
Despite what some lawyers may say to you during an initial consultation, we cannot guarantee results. What we can do is provide you with competent representation and candid analysis of the law as it applies to your circumstances. There are many areas of family law that are uncertain and subject to interpretation.
As family law lawyers, we assist clients in analyzing the risks associated with various positions and in conducting an overall cost/benefit analysis of various court applications and settlement opportunities. While we are not able to guarantee a certain result for you, we will keep you informed of everything that occurs on your file, provide you with information about the law and legal procedure as it relates to your matter, provide you with a realistic and honest assessment of your file, settlement options or proposals, and your chances of success in court or arbitration.
Ultimately, how you wish to proceed during your file is your decision. It is your life and you are the one that needs to live with the decisions that are made. You are always in control of your matter and all major decisions will be made by you.
At Jones Divorce & Family Law, our Calgary family lawyers are here to help guide you through the legal system, provide you with expert advice, and present you with the right information that can help you during a challenging time.