Your first meeting with a member of the group is a very important one. You alone, or you and your husband, wife or partner together, can choose to see either a lawyer or a family consultant, whichever you would prefer. Whoever you choose to see, the purpose of your first meeting is to introduce you to the group and your family professional in a relaxed, comfortable way and also to enable you to have confidence in their expertise.
Your first meeting can usually last for up to an hour to make sure that you do not feel rushed. You can arrange your first meeting with the lawyer or family consultant of your choice by telephoning, emailing or writing to him or her so that it can take place at a time and on a day most convenient to you. The cost of your first meeting varies amongst the team but will be discussed with you when you make the appointment.
At your first meeting your family professional will introduce you to the group and tell you a little bit about themselves and their expertise, they will then ask you about any concerns you may have about your situation, before explaining all of the options to you in a simple and clear way so that you can be reassured and feel confident about your next step. In this way, we hope that by the end of your first meeting you will feel that you have a good idea of which process is right for you.
As family professionals, we are committed to guiding you through your situation as amicably, constructively and cost effectively as possible.