Independent legal advice is a necessity whenever someone is being asked to sign a family law agreement or an agreement to participate in a dispute resolution process. Independent legal advice helps to ensure that the person thinking about signing the agreement fully understands the impact that the agreement may have on their rights, responsibilities and options. Independent legal advice also helps to improve the durability of agreements by discouraging future attacks on the agreement by signatories claiming that they weren’t completely aware of the consequences of the agreement.

John-Paul has provided independent legal advice on family law agreements of all types since being called to the bar in 2000. His extensive experience providing public legal education, including writing the wikibook JP Boyd on Family Law, uniquely equips him to explain complicated legal concepts in plain language.