Are you going through the process of having a Family Report prepared? We understand this can be very stressful. Our experienced team of family lawyers at Forge Legal can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process, each step of the way, to ensure you are properly prepared and best present yourself during interviews.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not the intention of every family lawyer to rush their clients to court and battle in front of a Judge. A well-versed legal practitioner should have the knowledge and expertise to effectively negotiate with their counterpart. While some matters may require the adjudication and determination of a Judge most if not all matters are capable of settlement through collaborative and proactive negotiations. This is where an individual can turn to mediation.
As the old saying goes, in difficult situations the first step is always the hardest. For those contemplating or in the midst of a separation, the first step is meeting with a lawyer to discussions your individual circumstances, something that is incredibly personal and challenging for most people. At Forge Legal, we strive to ensure that our prospective clients feel comfortable and at ease in their initial consultation, however, we understand that this is a daunting situation and can be stressful for those who are unprepared or do not know how to prepare.
Something that often surprises solicitors practicing in the area of succession law is the number of people who have been prudent enough to ensure their assets and loved ones are protected after their death by having a Will in place, only to completely leave to chance what might happen while they are still alive, but without the ability to make decisions.
Are you considering doing your own automated Will online, or completing a Will Kit yourself, as a less expensive ‘do-it-yourself’ solution? Be very careful as preparing your own Will using an online template, or using a ‘DIY’ Will Kit, can potentially create more problems for you and your family, rather than a solution.