31 October 2013 – Aquarius Lawyers has announced the establishment of a new, client-based legal service that comes with absolutely no hidden charges, making it easier than ever for people from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, and in any stage of life to get the legal protection that they need for a variety of issues. People who have utilized legal services in the past already know how most charge. Payment by the minute, or payment for every six minutes of service, can really add up. That, in turn, can lead to unexpectedly high bills on the part of the client, especially if they do not already know what to expect.
The new service from Aquarius Lawyers will allow clients to learn the price of the service that they are receiving up front. The people of Western Sydney may never worry about a surprise bill from their legal services ever again. Katherine Hawes of Aquarius Lawyers developed this innovative way of providing legal services after seeing many people in the area, which she has lived and worked in for forty years, express concern over the cost of consulting a lawyer. Many people are afraid to seek a lawyer’s services, even to ask a simple question, because they fear the potential costs. This can be a big problem, especially as a lawyer may be necessary for many different needs that people may face, especially in the case of planning and writing wills and powers of attorney.
Many people expect, or even rely upon the fact that they can make a will at home. However, this can be a dangerous and costly mistake. A will is a complex legal document that must be clear and concise about all pertinent details, such as who will receive what from the estate of the deceased individual. Major errors in drafting a will can include not noting certain items or accounts in the will, or not understanding the steps that need to be taken in order to protect children who are left behind in the event of a tragedy. Another big problem that could potentially arise if an individual attempts to write his or her own will is the fact that any mistakes on the will are unlikely to be discovered until after the individual’s death. Even the signing and witnessing of a will, if handled improperly, can lead to its invalidity.
Aquarius Lawyers understands the fears that many people have about consulting a lawyer, but also knows the importance of drafting a will with the help of legal counsel. Simply put, attempting to draft a will and power of attorney on one’s own – or, worse, neglecting to draft one at all – can put one’s family at risk in the event of his or her death. A will is a valuable piece of protection that is necessary for everyone, whether they are of retirement age or they are young parents. It is an unfortunate fact that nobody ever knows when a potential tragedy could strike. While tragedies cannot be prevented, people can put protections in place to ensure that their loved ones, and especially their children, are taken care of.
Of course, that same protection applies to adult children as well as to young children. Once an individual reaches retirement, it is time for them to start considering the many different things that they need to do to protect their children, as well as their grandchildren. Even a senior who is healthy and full of life needs to understand that drafting a will is of utmost importance, and should be done before they are unable to handle this task. Aquarius Lawyers is prepared to handle any and all situations with the same care and concern it provides all its clients. This is not a one-size-fits-all firm, even if they have an easy-to-understand one-size-fits-all pricing system.