Family Law Advice – The do’s and don’ts of matrimonial litigation
- Do remember that although you may no longer be together,
you will always both be the children’s parents. Put the
- Do keep the door opened to dialogue.
- Do substitute politeness, if love has gone.
- Do be aware of the positive benefits of counselling and/
or mediation in helping you cope with your changing
relationship with your partner.
- Do be ready to compromise – an agreement between you is
more likely to work than an Order imposed by the Court.
- Do be patient – Matrimonial Proceedings can take many
months to be concluded and we shall not compromise
your interest for the sake of speed.
- Do not tolerate threats or violence – ask us how the law
can help to protect you.
- Do not sign or agree to anything without speaking to us
- Do not let your partner undermine your confidence in us.
- Do not expect the best of your partner, or of yourself -
aspire to reasonableness
- Do not leave your confidential documents where they can
be found by your partner.
- Do not panic!
Divorce and separation can be difficult. It helps to be prepared so please
bear these points in mind.