While the outcome of your case may depend on a number of factors, it is important to generate an idea of what the client envisions for the post-separation era of her/his life. This will help focus the next steps and set a target for the structure of two financially independent individuals.
Of course, objectives may evolve, because the outcome is often dependent on the evidence each party can advance. Financial disclosure is a clear obligation, so we have clients identify and obtain the required documents at an early stage. We then use this material to perform calculations as to support and property, in line with the applicable principles.
This allows us to prepare clients for Step 2: Determine Rights Obligations