17 December 2014
Family Law is All about People
One of the things that can be lost in all the reporting on the various cases in the news is that above all Family Law is about people.
It’s not at its heart about the Lawyers or about high profile legal appeals. It’s about families and it’s about the problems that can arise from within those intimate surroundings.
This is crucial to understand since when it comes to looking at the process of Family Law it helps to explain what it’s all about, or at least what it should be all about.
The family unit is an incredibly intimate and private world and when problems arise within that unit, it can be hard for anyone on the outside to understand the details of the particular dynamics going on within.
But this is a challenge which is necessary for the Family Lawyer to undertake if they are to get to grips with handling the dispute in a way which is both sensitive and ultimately helpful in trying to resolve the dispute with as little pain as possible.
Now that can obviously be a tall order in some cases but it’s all the more important for there to be people involved in the dispute that understand the sorts of issues which might be going on in the heads of both sides. Not only that but also people who can clearly and effectively communicate both the problem as well as the potential solutions in what might be an otherwise fraught negotiation, mediation or even court case.
This is even more important when children are involved since their needs must be given a voice and their interests must be kept at the forefront of the mind of every person involved in such cases.
So what does this mean in reality? It means listening very carefully to what everyone has to say, trying to put yourself into the shoes of each and every person who is involved and above all, respecting and caring for the very human problems which often arise in a family setting.
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