Is it better to have a female family lawyer?
If you’re meeting with a family law solicitor, it’s highly likely you’re going through a stressful time.
Separation, divorce, making child custody arrangements and sorting out a property settlement means you need to speak with an expert in all areas of family law.
Research from the United States suggests more and more clients are looking for a female family lawyer, or a female divorce lawyer and there are a number of reasons for that.
Firstly, women are believed to be good listeners, and if you feel your lawyer is really listening to you, you’re going to feel better about your situation.
Female family lawyers are also in demand as women are sometimes better at negotiating. Women are believed to be more social and collaborative than men in many situations, so they’re able to negotiate an outcome, perhaps without having to go through the stress of a trial.
Women generally understand other women and they communicate well. Female clients may feel safer sharing intimate details of their life and their children’s lives with a female family lawyer, particularly if the client is escaping a domestic violence situation.
Ultimately, the question is a personal one for you because probably the most crucial question is whether you find someone you can relate to, someone you can trust and someone who knows their stuff – the expert!
If you’re inclined to speak to a female family lawyer about your divorce, or any other family law concern, Michael Lynch Family Lawyers is the firm where you can find one – and not just one! We have five female Accredited Family Law Specialists, meaning they are solicitors who have completed an advanced study program in Family Law through the Queensland Law Society, on top of their already extensive family law experience.
Our Accredited Family Law Specialists that can help with your family law matter are:
- Amy Honan – director
- Tarah Tosh – director
- Debra Effeney – senior associate
- Amy Ryan – senior associate
- Sarah Flower – senior associate
Specialist accreditation recognises a lawyer’s ability and experience in a complex area of law. It demonstrates a very high level of expertise in dealing with matters involving divorce, separation, property settlements and child support.
Specialists are required to be active in continuing their legal education and maintain a high level of involvement in their area of specialisation. Our solicitors volunteer at a number of community legal organisations.
In addition to our specialists, Michael Lynch Family Lawyers have more lawyers in Brisbane ready to listen to you and help you during this stressful time. They are:
- Susan Miranda – associate
- Zoe Adams – associate
- Stephanie Brown – associate
- Megan Armstrong – solicitor
- Tiela Morrison – solicitor
- Leann Murphy – special counsel
So if you’re looking for a family lawyer in Brisbane with top expertise and an empathetic ear, please get in touch with Michael Lynch Family Lawyers today. Call our office on: (07) 3221 4300 or email: [email protected]