I do not know whether you have had the fortune, or misfortune as the case may be, to watch an episode of the reality TV show “Botched”.
“Botched” follows the daily professional lives of 2 plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills who specialise in fixing up botched jobs done by less experienced and incompetent plastic surgeons. In other words, all of their patients are former patients of other plastic surgeons and many are disfigured from procedures that have gone horribly wrong. Hence the title of the reality show.
“Botched” reminds me of the family law practice of Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky (“BBV”). Many of our clients have been the clients of sometimes, two or even three, other law firms before they eventually end up at BBV. By the time these new clients come to our experienced and competent family law team, they are very often demoralised, low on funds and have completely lost faith in the legal system insofar as it relates to family law matters.
The lesson for potential clients seeking advice in family law is to avoid being a “Botched” victim. That is, get good quality advice early in the process from experienced and competent family law lawyers who understand the process and will point you in the right direction from the outset. This is a specialty of BBV. The financial benefits of being in good hands early cannot be overestimated.
Put simply, start with the right family law lawyer to avoid having to change lawyers midstream to unwind bad legal or strategic advice provided by inexperienced lawyers. Avoid wasting time and resources on bad legal advice.
As managing director, I could not be prouder of the family law team working at BBV. I observe them at work every day. They are ethical, experienced, passionate, empathetic and highly competent. Further, they will work on a fixed fee basis so that clients know in advance what fees will be incurred.
May I share with you a very recent testimonial provided by a satisfied client of the firm on whose behalf we concluded a rather complex family law matter:
“You and your firm have been my saviour when it comes to sailing the treacherous waters of divorce, consent orders and paperwork. I cannot thank you enough for your advice, thoroughness and organisation. You were understanding, compassionate and have amazing patience.
Words cannot explain my feelings and I am forever thankful.”
If the producers of “Botched” were looking to do a similar series based on the legal profession, they could use the family law team at BBV as the practitioners fixing up the botched jobs caused by less experienced lawyers.