Before signing an agreement, it is always prudent to have a lawyer review it to ensure the document actually does what it is intended to do. When entering into agreements or signing a personal guarantee with a bank, obtaining independent legal advice is a legal requirement; but in almost all cases, obtaining an hour or two of qualified legal advice can save you thousands of dollars and years of regret. The amount of time needed to provide appropriate independent legal advice varies depending on the size, scope and content of the agreement in question. Our lawyers will generally require the agreement to be provided to them in advance of your meeting (along with any other relevant information they require) so they can provide you with all of the advice you require during your discussion. Please contact Minuk Law for further details and to set up an appointment
Minuk Law can provide you with independent legal advice on non-contested family law agreements (separation agreements, dower releases, cohabitation agreements and prenuptial or postnuptial agreements for example) to ensure you understand the obligations created by the document you are about to sign. We can explain your legal rights and how they will be affected by the agreement, and offer constructive solutions to any concerns you might encounter as you come to better appreciate the reality of what the agreement ultimately will and will not accomplish.
In addition to providing independent legal advice Minuk Law can assist you in the preparation of non-contested family law agreements to ensure your intentions are clearly and precisely set out, while respecting each party’s rights and obligations. Please contact Minuk Law for further details.