The Importance of Strategy

by Michelle McDermott on October 14, 2014

Michelle McDermott

A new client enquiry (NCE) called in recently and when talking about the matter, which involved children, it became quite apparent that the NCE was an ‘act first, think second’ kind of person. When I started to explain to the NCE that, perhaps, it would be better to take a step back and think about what they was trying to achieve on a final basis, the light bulb (thankfully) started to switch on and the NCE realised that what was proposed may (read ‘most certainly!’) do some serious long term damage. Thank goodness the NCE called Armstrong Legal.

The call made me realise just how important it is for anybody who is contemplating separation or, perhaps even in the middle of negotiations and/or litigation, to think about what their overall aims are. Once that is determined, it then becomes vitally important for an appropriate strategy to be put in place to maximise the chances of that outcome being successful. That’s where getting expert family law advice becomes imperative.

For mine, it is essential that clients keep an eye on the desired final outcome. To use the sporting vernacular, there may be some “short term pain for long term gain”. Yes, it can be exceedingly frustrating along the way – hey, family law is an emotional area as you are dealing with people at one of their most difficult, if not the most difficult, time in their lives. However, with appropriate legal and non-legal (ie counselling) support, clients can navigate their way through the emotional minefield and, believe it or not, come out relatively unscathed with an outcome with which they are content – it’s true!!

If you need any further convincing, do not hesitate to contact one of our expert family lawyers at Armstrong Legal who will be only too happy to confirm the above.

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