Ian Charman & Associates offers the following legal services.
We can assist you in all areas of family law
Obtaining early legal advice is the best way to navigate the maze of issues that arise from the breakdown of a relationship, whether married, defacto, or same sex.
Negotiation & Mediation of Relationship Breakdowns
Most issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship can be resolved without needing to take the matter to court. We can assist you to negotiate your matter. If mediation is a better option, we can assist you in that regard. We have a very high success rate in achieving positive outcomes by using lawyer assisted mediation.
If the matter cannot be resolved without bringing an application to the court, then we can expertly prepare the necessary documentation to put your case before the court in a timely fashion and in a manner so as to maximise the chances of the best possible outcome. We can also provide expert representation in the courtroom.
We can prepare a Will that will suit your needs whether it is a simple Will, something more complex or a Testamentary Trust.
Whereas a Will deals with your financial affairs following your death, you also need to consider what you would want to happen in circumstances where for whatever reason you are no longer able to handle your own legal and financial affairs or make the important decisions about where you should live, medical treatment, and those important end of life arrangements.
Enduring Power of Attorney
We can prepare a Power of Attorney to give the person(s) of your choice the important decision making capacity when you are no longer able to handle your own legal affairs.
Advanced Care Directives
Appoint your own decision makers for when you are no longer able to make those important choices for yourself. Whether the decision is about where you should live, what level of care you require, or what decisions should be made about the refusual of medical treatment at the end stages of your life – you should appoint your choice of decision maker rather than having someone appointed by a court or tribunal to make those important decisions for you.
We can provide a full range of services to handle estates following the death of a loved one.