What to expect at the first meeting
We understand that you may be anxious about visiting a lawyer for advice about your relationship. You may feel that you will lose control, or that we will confirm that the future is as dark as you fear.
Know where you stand
"You were very thorough, informative and helpful... l have a better picture of what l need to do and the way forward." - A client regarding their fixed fee first meeting
Not sure where to turn? We advise that you come in for a chat. Our Family Law department offers a fixed price meeting where we condense all the important stuff into an hour long session, and then follow that up with our advice and recommendations in writing. Many of our clients go on to use this in discussions with their partner to resolve issues over the kitchen table. They then come back to us so that we can tie it all up. Even if you think this is not how it will work for you this initial meeting will provide you with all the information you need to plan the next step. This works even if you do not take that step for a little while – or at all.
Feel free to bring a relative or friend with you - people often do. You may find it hard to absorb all the information, and having someone to discuss it with afterwards will help. Besides this, a friend may think of questions it would not occur to you to ask us. Of course we always send you a detailed letter confirming our advice - we can send it to another address if you don't want it arriving at home. The letter we send (included in the fixed price) has been used successfully by many of our satisfied clients to resolve finances and children issues with their spouse.
The first meeting typically lasts an hour. We can give quite specific advice about finances if you bring detailed information with you, but not everyone can. Often it is most helpful to concentrate on the bigger picture - what outcome you want, and how we can help you achieve it.
Knowing what it costs
Last but not least, we understand that you may be fearful of the cost of our services. For that reason, we charge a fixed fee for the first meeting, so that having paid it you know where you stand. By the end of the meeting you will have a good idea of our likely fees for anything more you ask us to do.
"...Everything was transparent including fees... I am very happy with the service provided and found the consultation very valuable." - A client regarding their fixed fee first meeting
Even though we are in Crystal Palace, West Wickham, Bromley or Raynes Park we are just a phone call away. Each of our grateful clients just picked up the phone and spoke to us. We then connected them to the right legal expert for them. Like them you can understand your rights but experience our support whilst you do what is right for your family.
You can just pick up the phone and speak to one of us on 020 8771 5254. Whatever the legal issue is affecting your family, we have specialists to help you.