Find out more about Lisa Mohar, Matrimonial and Family Law solicitor based at our Hinckley office.
Q: How long have you been working in Family Law?
A: I have been working in family law since 2008, when I started my training contract. The firm I worked with then, did not have a big family clientele and I was responsible for building up the clientele and establishing a family department.
Q: What made you want to get into Family Law?
A: I initially wanted to get into criminal law however this changed when I was in a situation with my ex-partner, which involved a jointly owned property. I knew then how difficult it could be to deal with such issues, particularly when you have an emotional attachment. It is a very stressful and difficult time as it is! I decided then that I wanted to help people when they were in difficult situations and take the stress and pressure off them.
Q: What is the most challenging type of case you have handled?
A: I deal with challenging cases on a daily basis, however I would say that the most challenging are those that involve children, particularly Public Law Proceedings, when Social Services become involved and seek to remove a child from the care of their parents. There is no better feeling that helping a parent(s) have their child(ren) rehabilitated back into their care.
Q: What type of cases do you have most experience in?
A: I have extensive experience in most areas of family law, including child related issues, divorce, financial matters and separation issues. I also tend to advise and assist a lot of individuals who are victims of domestic violence and advise and represent them in obtaining protective orders for themselves in instances where they needs injunctions and protective orders for their children; such as prohibited steps orders.
Q: Why do you think so many people come to Bray & Bray to sort these types of issues out?
A: Bray and Bray offer a very friendly and professional service and offer advice in most areas of law. Each department has solicitors who are specialists in their area and dedicate their time to help people who need to take advantage of their expertise. Every solicitor dedicates themselves to each of their clients and offers a personal service.
Q: Which sort of cases do you find that you can relate to most?
A: I mostly relate to applications involving children. I fully understand why both parents want to be able to spend quality time with their children and ensure that their children are safe whilst in the care of both parents.
Q: What do you do to unwind after a busy day?
A: I arrive home and walk my pride and joy, Millie. Millie is my black Labrador. After walking Millie, I tend to relax in front of the television or have a nice hot bubble bath and read a book. At the weekend, that relaxing in front of the television tends to involve a glass of red wine. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
Q: What is the key to your success?
A: People find me very approachable and easy to get on with. Many of my clients always comment about how relaxed I made them feel and that I have explained things in a very easy to understand and friendly way.
Q: If you weren’t a solicitor, what do you think you would be good at?
A: I think if I had not trained as a solicitor I would have trained to become a psychiatrist. I find that area of expertise fascinating.
Speak to Lisa or another member of our Family law team
For advice on any aspect of Family Law, you can contact Lisa directly on email at email@example.com. Bray & Bray have three main offices across Leicestershire, feel free to phone or pop in to talk to our solicitors.