Does any of the below describe you?

  • Don't feel like your case has a well thought out strategy,
  • Feel like you need a new lawyer because your lawyer isn't prepared for court,
  • You feel like your current lawyer is buddies with the other side,
  • Your opinion doesn't matter to your lawyer,
  • You don't feel updated in your case

Fidan Shevket our Accredited Family Law Specialist has helped many clients change lawyers. The process is simpler than you may think!

Sometimes in Family Law you can feel overwhelmed and emotional which is why you need an expert’s guidance. We know all the tricks when it comes time to draft documents and what to look for in specific clauses simply because we do them too! Our aim is to get the best result for you. If it means going to court and not settling then that's what needs to be done.


We often find clients are very nervous about changing lawyers once their family law matter has started. There is a misconception that no one will know your case better than your current family lawyer as they have been with you since the beginning.  We want to reassure you that your family law case and details are all in your file. When you change lawyers (upon your instruction) your file gets transferred to your new family lawyer. To make the process even easier we will often not charge you for reading your file so that we can be up to date with your case! We often like to remind clients that as well as your current family lawyer no one knows the facts in your case better than you and so if any information is ever needed, you yourself are the best source for obtaining that information.

Did you know..

Your family law file belongs to you – not the lawyer. Provided you have paid all your invoices with your previous lawyer they must release your file to you upon your request! Remember you only get one shot at doing your family law settlement, once final orders are made it's often too late.

3 Ways we make Changing Lawyers easy

  1. Call and get a second opinion from an expert – Going from one lawyer to another lawyer is a good start but if you’re looking for the best outcome possible in your family law matter we suggest you talk to a family law accredited specialist. Fidan Shevket is an accredited specialist with almost 20 years’ solicitor experience exclusively in family law. Contact Fidan on 9440 1202.

  2. We offer an obligation FREE telephone discussion – We offer a free telephone discussion to see if we can help you, so it’s worth just giving us a call even if it is just to reassure yourself that you are not receiving bad legal advice.   

  3. You may need to come in for a consultation – We will charge you for the advice given in the consultation but not the perusal of your file and documents given to us by your previous lawyers (or you) so that we can get up to speed in your matter in time for the consultation.

Competitors and Strategy

We know almost all competitor Family lawyers in Sydney. We know their strategies and we know their tricks. If you currently have a lawyer and you do not know your strategy then this should be sending alarm bells. Having a strategy is the KEY to success in your case. Here at Fox & Staniland the first thing we do is come up with a strategy based on your best interests and your needs. If your need, for example, is to keep the house we will develop our strategy around obtaining that result for you. We work for you but also with you. We strongly believe in clear communication the first time around to save your money and to save time.

Still feeling nervous?

Why not attend one of our free family law seminars on the North shore of Sydney to learn more or simply email us at and request a family law kit to be sent to you.

Even if you suspect you may be getting bad advice call us now (02) 9440 1202 and ask for Fidan or email her at

Fidan Shevket will tell you the way it is – good or bad, hopefully you can still do something about it.