Our clients are individuals, couples and family members. They are struggling with disputes where decisions are needed to assist movement from one phase of life to another.

These shifts in life, or transitions, can include relationship breakdown, which might require separation or divorce.

There can be struggles with establishing new relationships suggesting the usefulness of pre nuptial agreements, and boundary work or decision making within step-families. Decisions involving children and parenting may be needed.

Financial plans could be required for settlement in the present, and budgeting for the future. Conflict in family businesses, or estate planning and succession issues may be the focus. Adult siblings may be in disagreement with planning for elderly or infirm parents, or assistance is needed to work through issues of serious or terminal illnesses.

As many of these kinds of dispute can occur within the framework of family law, legal advocacy may be required.