The sometimes lengthy process of dealing with a legal issue, not to mention all the jargon that gets thrown about, can really get to you – especially if you’re already emotional about it. You want companies that can settle matters effectively and efficiently, whether you’re looking to create a will or need assistance with a family law issue. Here are three legal professionals in town that you can approach.
A happy client of Expat Insurance explains how the insurance broker has been assisting her company.
“I met Danielle Warner (the founder of Expat Insurance) through our networking circles, and I was impressed by her passion for employee benefits. Expat Insurance is our valued Employee Health & Benefits partner, supporting us with advice, insights and negotiations with insurers on our behalf. We appointed them as our insurance broker as we felt they put our interest first, providing sound advice to help our business. They also support our employees with claims escalation to ensure that cases are fairly reviewed. This support relieves pressure on our HR team. We’ve partnered with them for over three years now. We like the team’s personalised service, attention to detail and willingness to go beyond the usual remit of a broker. I’d undoubtedly recommend Expat Insurance to anyone looking for trusted advice from a boutique advisory and brokerage.”
– Jenny Wiegleb, Senior Vice President of Dole Asia Holdings, Pte. Ltd.
Chris Potter from Chartwell Associates tells us how he assists clients in crafting and reviewing wills.
“Having a will is very important, especially if you are an expat. Failing to review your international will could cause your assets to be placed in the hands of the state, if something happens to you. We offer advice and guidance in crafting a will that minimises liability, protects wealth, property and possessions.
“We start by having our clients note down important assets such as bank accounts and insurance policies and who will inherit these items when they pass away. Next, we ask them to choose a person to carry out the instructions in the will. If they have children, they’ll also need to pick a guardian. Most importantly, we arrange for a Lasting Power of Attorney to give legal authority to a trusted individual (for example, a spouse) to act on our client’s behalf if they face issues that affect their judgement, including accidents, old age or mental illnesses. We also recommend reviewing wills regularly.”
The lawyers at Somerville Legal share how they’re able to help with divorce proceedings.
“We appreciate that separation is one of the most difficult periods in our client’s lives. We assist and advise various aspects of separation, including the administrative process of becoming legally divorced, achieving a satisfactory property settlement and securing suitable parenting arrangements that are best suited to children’s needs. Also, we offer advice about child support, financial agreements, spouse maintenance and the legal process of relocation. The first step is to have an initial conference with one of our family law solicitors. This is to determine what’s important and what the next steps should be. We can provide legal guidance through the court system and prepare the necessary documents to finalise your parenting or property matter. We aim to provide legal advice throughout each stage of separation so that clients can move on with their lives with peace of mind and financial security.”
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