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Separation can be hard enough, it doesn’t need to be costly too. There are a few things you can do to make the process run more smoothly, which will help in keeping legal costs low:

Be prepared – if you can, come to your first appointment with a list of questions that you have for your Lawyer, and any relevant documents.

• Do your homework – if your Lawyer asks you to provide copies of certain documents to be reviewed, try and get those documents to us as soon as possible, to avoid delays.

• Be realistic – your Lawyer can assist you with any legal issues you need, however keep in mind that you should try and work out any issues between yourself and your former partner first. This will save money on legal fees. Also be realistic about what types of issues need a Lawyer’s involvement. For example, we would strongly recommend that you not spend time and money involving your Lawyer over a dispute about a pair of socks or a second hand toaster! Try not to lose focus of the big picture – but you don’t have to stress about that as we will guide you all along the way.

Watch the below video as the team from Ruhl Family Law continue the discussion.

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