Preparation means seeking advice early

You don’t need to be on the brink of separation to obtain helpful family law advice.  For some couples, the separation process can be over many cautious years, with a great deal of thought and preparation and the need for financial advice. For other couples, of course, it can be very different.

We find that we are more often approached for information by women first,  because of concerns about financial insecurity and find that Australians from other ethnic groups may culturally have more apprehension in seeking help,  and perhaps have fewer information resources to access.  Overseas sole custody laws can also be seen as a powerful deterrent. However, historically, women have initiated more divorce applications in Australia than men.

Mehr – The Dowry – and other cultural and religious dimensions

In addition to the legal aspects, it is important to recognise the cultural and religious dimensions that may influence the separation process. In many Muslim communities, for instance, the concept of Mehr, a mandatory payment made by the groom to the bride at the time of marriage, serves as financial security for the bride.

This concept of financial protection extends into discussions surrounding separation and divorce. Addressing matters such as dowry and Mehr is essential within these communities, ensuring equitable outcomes and honouring religious obligations.

Our team at Phoenix Law & Associates understands the significance of such cultural nuances and can provide guidance that respects both legal requirements and personal beliefs, ensuring a comprehensive approach tailored to your unique situation. (Fatima , Solicitor Bachelor of Law; Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice)

What is Separation?

In Australia separated means you have stopped living together as a couple, and at least one person in the relationship makes the decision to separate, acts on that decision and tells the other person. Your partner doesn’t have to agree. You can be separated and still be living in the same home.

There are no legal requirements for separation. If you’re new to Australia or are worried about residency, please talk to us about that.

One person may move out of the home, or you can be still living at home together but have separate lives—this is called ‘separation under the one roof.’ You may have to prove these living arrangements to agencies such as Centrelink. When deciding if you are separated under one roof, they will consider whether:

  • you sleep together
  • you have sex or sexual activity
  • you share meals and domestic duties (in a different way than when you were married)
  • you share money and bank accounts
  • family and friends think of you as separated.

Both you and your spouse are equally entitled to live in the marital home during separation – ownership of the property is not relevant. Anyone can also leave the marital home during separation, but no one can be forced to.

Therapeutic, permanent and legal separation

Depending on your intentions, relationship therapists will talk about 3 possible states. Firstly, a therapeutic, healing or trial separation – which is temporary and structured time apart, to help a couple heal their broken relationship. The others – a permanent separation; and a legal separation.

Some benefits of a therapeutic or trial separation may be ;

  • Personal Growth: Time apart can foster personal growth and change. This evolution, coupled with a new understanding of oneself and one’s partner, can be a catalyst for reunions.
  • Challenges Ahead: Reunited couples are not exempt from challenges. They must address past grievances, manage external perceptions, realign after personal changes, and navigate the potential complexities of remarriage.
  • Foundations Matter: For a successful reunion, open communication, self-reflection, setting boundaries, and, if necessary, seeking professional counselling are crucial steps.

Divorce statistics.

The traditional expression “ the seven-year itch”, may have some truth as the average length of a marriage, at least in the United States, that ends in divorce is 8 years,  and here in Australia, most divorces happen between year three and year seven of marriage. Just 4% of couples divorce after 10 years of marriage.

One-sided divorce is possible in Australia as long as the couple has been separated for at least 12 months. The crude divorce rate (divorces per 1,000 Australian residents) was 2.2 divorces per 1,000 residents in 2021, up from 1.9 in 2020. It could be estimated that 44% of marriages in Australia end in divorce.

January is sometimes considered “divorce month”, as an enforced time in a challenging relationship without the usual space that work, sports and other activities may bring issues to the fore.  Lack of support and commitment is the most common reason given by divorcing couples. Other concerns may be too many arguments; Infidelity; being married too young; unrealistic expectations; lack of equality in the relationship; lack of preparation for marriage and substance or domestic violence or abuse.

Reunion rates show that between 10 to 15% of separated couples do reconcile, and approximately 6% of divorced couples remarry each other.

Preparing yourself early

As hard as separation or divorce might be, well-informed and supportive non-judgmental legal advice will lessen the emotional burden. A professional third party can help you navigate through the challenges. Often children are involved, and seeing the bigger picture may help minimise the impact on everyone.

Preparing yourself for any eventuality may include seeking mediation and protecting yourself financially by opening your bank account; separating assets or debts, and inventory assets.  We can help with planning and advice, as each person’s needs differ.

Language and Culture matter

Phoenix Law and Associates have compassionate and sensitive Family Law specialists to help you through. To gain a free introductory perspective call Phoenix Law & Associates 1800GETHELP.  We have multilingual lawyers who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian.

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With thanks; Legal Aid Queensland and Forbes review


Australia consistently ranks highly on global indexes for quality of life and is proud to be a multicultural society that welcomes people from all backgrounds. In terms of healthcare, education, economic freedom, a low crime rate and a high standard of living, Australia is considered a great place to raise a family or build a career. With a thriving arts and culture scene, it is easy to feel at home in Australia, no matter where you are from.

The GALLUP WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT FOR 2024 was released two days ago, and Australians ranked overall 10th globally as the happiest country in the world. Most often, the happiest countries tend to have small populations under 15 million people, but at 26 million people, Australia could be considered a large country, that still rates in the top 10.

Why the happiest?

The Report was based on self-reporting by citizens and showed similar trends amongst happier countries. Some are very obvious –levels of gender equality, a level of trust in institutions and fellow citizens and low corruption, free education and universal healthcare. Those countries suffering war and revolution like Afghanistan clearly will rate as very unhappy.

Australia’s economy is solid and stable, with opportunities for growth in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and technology, with a low unemployment rate and high wages. Australia’s geographical area is twice that of India, and its population is half of what India has. Residents and visitors agree Australia has incredible natural beauty;  iconic beaches, forests, oceans, lakes, mountains to the stunning outback.

Who are the happiest Australians?

It seems the happiest Australians are aged over 60 years. Australians under 30 years ranked 19th in global happiness. Australia’s young are still far happier than most of the young people in the world but in common with New Zealand, the US and Canada, the concerns were rising social media use, income inequalities, the housing crisis, and fears about climate change.

As Australia’s population has grown, housing densities have had to rise, changing the types of homes that people are used to, but Australia’s young are still a lot happier than most other countries.

The happiest suburbs?

It stands to reason that the happiest suburbs are those that contain people aged 60 plus. Most are in regional towns or close to the water. However, Brisbane has two, despite being a capital city. Most Australians are happy with their surroundings as nature is always so close, with easy access to walking tracks, parks, hiking, surfing, and skiing.

Not so happy?

Even in a lucky and happy country, personal and business issues that take your energy and rob you of sleep will naturally occur.  From Family law concerns to commercial law services, migration law, conveyancing and property needs; personal injury incidents, and Will and Estate planning.

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The landscape of worker visas is undergoing a seismic shift, with chicken farmers and music instructors finding favour, while traditional roles like chefs and managers are left off the list. We may see the new era of the Skills in Demand Visa, slated to replace the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa in 2024. This new visa promises a four-year stint for skilled workers across three distinct streams, paving the way for Permanent Residency for all eligible applicants.

The government’s aim to streamline employer-sponsored visas hit a snag with the unveiling of the initial job list, drawing concern from sectors like construction facing acute labour shortages. Despite assurances of prioritising migrants with sought-after skills, the draft list raised eyebrows among employer groups and international students alike.

Under the Skills in Demand Visa umbrella, three pathways emerge: the Specialist Skills Pathway, catering to top-tier professionals commanding a minimum salary of $135,000; the Core Skills Pathway, featuring an updated occupation roster and a salary threshold starting at $70,000; and the Essential Skills Pathway, tailored for lower-wage earners.

While IT professionals and accountants may find themselves initially sidelined, salvation could come in the form of a government proposal granting visas to individuals earning over $130,000, regardless of their field. However, the Hospitality sector stands poised to challenge this plan, underscoring the vital role migration plays in sustaining many eateries and cafes.

Acknowledging the labyrinthine complexity of the current visa system, newly appointed ministers have pledged a simplified approach, echoing Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil’s sentiment on untangling the “bowl of spaghetti” comprising convoluted visa classes and eligibility criteria.

December ushered in a clearer roadmap, condensing work visas into three streamlined streams. The top tier beckons migrants with prospective employers willing to shell out over $130,000, offering a visa irrespective of occupation. On the flip side, those earning below $70,000 may secure visas under specific circumstances, such as in aged care. For earners falling between the $70,000-$130,000 bracket, entry hinges on a revamped jobs list spotlighting high-demand skills and scarce expertise.

Gaining an Australian Visa may be a very complex business. Phoenix Law & Associates have skilled migration lawyers to assist you, who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian – to help you.

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PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS are delicate and emotionally charged.

FAMILY LAW is the main legal framework relating to divorce, separation, children, parenting arrangements, property, and financial matters.  But most would agree, there are few matters as delicate and emotionally charged as determining parenting arrangements.

When a relationship dissolves, whether through divorce, separation, or other circumstances, decisions about child custody and visitation rights become the most important.  As lawyers specialising in family law, Phoenix Law approaches your issue with sensitivity, diligence, and a thorough understanding of the legal intricacies involved. Let’s look at some key considerations when determining parenting arrangements.

The Best Interests of the Child

The best interest of the child is a child rights principle, which derives from Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and is a fundamental principle in Australian family law. When a parent or the Court makes any decision relating to a child, the child’s best interests are always taken into account. But what exactly constitutes the “best interests” in Australia?

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child looks at evaluating and balancing “all the elements necessary to decide in a specific situation for a specific individual child or group of children”. With a multiplicity of factors to consider, usually, more than one profession or institution is involved in the assessment process, bringing together areas of expertise from the country-of-origin perspective and, the perspective of the child.

The following aspects are relevant

The child’s views and aspirations.

The identity of the child, including age and gender, personal history and background;

The care, protection and safety of the child;

The child’s well-being.

The family environment, family relations and contact;

Social contacts of the child with peers and adults;

Situations of vulnerability, i.e. the risks that the child is facing and the sources of protection, resiliency and empowerment;

The child’s skills and evolving capacities;

The rights and needs with regard to health and education;

The development of the child and her or his gradual transition into adulthood and an independent life;

Any other specific needs of the child.

What Does The Law Say?

Under Section 60CC of the Family Law Act 1975, the Court determines the best interests of the child based on two primary considerations – “the benefit to the child of having a meaningful relationship with both of the child’s parents; and the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm from being subjected to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence.”

Prioritising the best interests of the child may seem like a straightforward concept, but the application can vary significantly depending on the circumstances of each case. As your Family Lawyers, our role is to advocate for arrangements that promote the physical, emotional, and developmental well-being of the child above all else. At Phoenix Law, we have a range of multilingual lawyers, who understand your language and also your customs.

Types of Custody

Understanding the different types of custody is key to creating suitable parenting arrangements. Physical custody refers to where the child resides, while legal custody pertains to decision-making authority regarding the child’s upbringing, including matters related to education, healthcare, and religion. Custody arrangements can be sole (where one parent has primary custody) or joint (where both parents share custody responsibilities).

Parenting Plans

Developing a comprehensive parenting plan is the foundation of effective parenting arrangements, and outlines the specifics of custody and visitation schedules, communication protocols between parents, methods for resolving disputes, and any special considerations regarding the child’s needs. Crafting a well-thought-out parenting plan requires meticulous attention to detail and a thorough understanding of state laws and regulations.

Factors Considered by the Court

In cases where parents cannot reach a mutually agreeable arrangement, the court may intervene to determine custody and visitation rights. When making these decisions, courts consider a myriad of factors, including each parent’s ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment, the child’s relationship with each parent, any history of abuse or neglect, the child’s preferences (depending on their age and maturity), and each parent’s willingness to facilitate a positive relationship between the child and the other parent.

Exploring Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Given the emotional toll and financial burden of prolonged litigation, many courts encourage parents to explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or collaborative law. These approaches aim to facilitate constructive dialogue between parents, empower them to reach mutually acceptable agreements and minimise the adversarial nature of traditional courtroom proceedings. As attorneys, Phoenix Law & Associates play a crucial role in guiding our clients through these processes and advocating for your interests, whilst prioritising the well-being of the child.

Modifications and Enforcement

Parenting arrangements aren’t static; they may need to be modified over time to accommodate changing circumstances such as parental relocations, remarriage, or shifts in the child’s needs. When seeking modifications, parents must demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances warranting the adjustment. Additionally, ensuring compliance with existing arrangements may require legal intervention if one parent fails to adhere to the agreed-upon terms.

In Summary..

Whilst piloting parenting arrangements, we must approach each case with empathy, professionalism, and a commitment to achieving outcomes that serve the best interests of the child. By understanding the legal principles, advocating effectively for our clients, and fostering cooperation whenever possible, we can help families navigate the complexities of custody and visitation with compassion and integrity.

Phoenix Law has skilled lawyers who speak your language and understand your culture – Urdu, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese – English, Portuguese, and Romanian – to help you with Family Law. CALL 1800GETHELP | Level 16, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City| #BrisbaneLawyers #Urdu #Hindi #Pashtu #Mandarin #Cantonese #Korean #Japanese #Portuguese #Romanian #FamilyLaw #Wills #Estates #Migration #Accident #InjuryLaw #BusinessLaw

We are professionals who take a practical, personal and compassionate approach.

Our director, Hideki Shimizu, takes an active role in the Brisbane sporting and youth-development community and heads the team at Phoenix Law & Associates
We have a multilingual team that is well-connected with communities in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and enjoy working together.
Our experience covers a wide range of matters, from complex international business matters right through to highly personal family law cases.
We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
As licensed members of the Queensland Law Society, we serve the public with fairness and professionalism.

We are seeking a COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER to join our BRISBANE legal team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who thrives in a challenging and dynamic environment, to handle a wide range of commercial litigation cases, including contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property matters, employment disputes, and other related issues.
• Conduct thorough legal research and analysis, and prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents.
• Represent clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations.
• Develop and implement effective litigation strategies to achieve favourable outcomes for clients.
• Provide legal advice and guidance to clients on complex legal matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Collaborate with colleagues and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve department and firm goals.
• Stay updated on changes in legislation, case law, and industry trends to effectively counsel clients and provide accurate legal opinions.

We’re aware of the strain litigation can put on our clients, and that’s why we’re committed to delivering timely, favourable results. Join our dynamic team. As a Commercial Litigation Lawyer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact, work on complex cases, and collaborate with top legal professionals in the field. We offer competitive compensation packages and a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth and development.

Phoenix Law is an equal opportunity employer. We have a team of multilingual lawyers that celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. Phoenix Law – big firm talent; small team culture.

How to Apply
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On a sparkling winter’s day, you can easily understand why BRISBANE is RENOWNED as AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST-GROWING CITY, recording an annual population growth rate of 1.8% over the last five years, outpacing both Sydney (1.4%) and Melbourne (1.5%), to 2,505,000 in 2023. Internal migration from more costly locations for a better lifestyle; new births and overseas migration caused Greater Brisbane population to increase by 59,200 people (2.3%), and the rest of the state increased by 49,800 (1.9%).

At Phoenix Law & Associates, we know Brisbane and our local multilingual lawyers understand your Property and Conveyancing needs, with speedy, expert assistance. Over 50% of our clients are repeat clients, they know how easy the process is with us. Phone 1800-GET-HELP (1800 438 435) |e;; see

What separates excellent suburbs to invest in from the rest? There’s no exact formula, but some common factors that indicate that a suburb has the potential for future demand and growth include:

• Easy access to public transport, especially the train line
• Quality school options
• Parklands
• Access to facilities including shopping centres and hospital

QLD’s fastest growing suburbs based on ABS data shows in  first place, RIPLEY; Located southwest of Brisbane, with its 21% growth rocketing its population to around 16,000 people thanks to newly built property developments.) In second place, CHAMBERS FLAT-LOGAN RESERVE in LOGAN, south of the Brisbane metropolitan area has a 19% population increase thanks to property development opportunities; and then PALLARA – WILLAWONG in Brisbane’s south, is now home to around 10,600 people after its population increased by 19%.

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Longevity, peace, and prosperity – it’s our mission too. Happy Lunar New Year!

From the 22nd of January this year, with celebrations continuing for 2 weeks, this year’s Chinese zodiac animal is the Rabbit. Traditionally, it represents longevity, peace, and prosperity. As the Year of the Tiger comes to an end, and the Year of the Rabbit begins, we can expect a welcome change of pace as we say goodbye to the roaring tiger and hello to the milder rabbit. Both anatomically and behaviorally, tigers and rabbits could hardly be more different. The same is true for their corresponding zodiac years, according to astrologists.

The rabbit is historically known as the gentlest and most tender of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, the traditional classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its attributes to each year. If 2022 was a year of stress and changes in family and business for you – allow Phoenix Law & Associates to guide you to resolve troubling issues ad settle matters. Phoenix Law speaks your language, and we know Queensland law.

Discover how easy it can be to resolve issues with positive results, which in turn will increase peace, and prosperity, and boost mental and physical health in 2023.
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Phoenix Law is proud to support Brisbane Bandits, and excited to see BASEBALL IS BACK with an exciting SUMMER SLUGFEST starting Thursday 10th November as Brisbane takes on Auckland Tuatara !! We love you, Brisbane! Phone 1800-GET-HELP (1800 438 435) | or #phoenixlaw #queenslandlaw #bandits #brisbane #brisbanelawyers #baseball

THE 22/23 SEASON SCHEDULE IS HERE! ( see dates below) The Bandits are back with dates locked in for the upcoming 22/23 ABL Season. Get ready for TEN GLORIOUS ROUNDS OF BASEBALL, with five unmissable series hosted at our home Viticon Stadium.
The summer kicks off as the Bandits host Opening Day against Auckland Tuatara. Bandits take on the Canberra Calvary in round 3 live from Viticon Stadium. With a blockbuster doubleheader on Saturday.

Round 4 sees Brisbane travel into enemy territory to take on the defending champions Melbourne Aces. The Bandits will then face Geelong Korea in Brisbane for the first time since 2019 with their recent return to the ABL. This year brings a New Year’s Eve special like no other. With Perth Heat led by Josh Riddick taking on your Bandits at home where there is bound to be some fireworks.

Round 9 brings The Bandits against Sydney at Viticon Stadium for the ultimate state of origin clash.

Brisbane Bandit Home Games 2022.

Round 1 (Opening Series)
Brisbane Bandits vs Auckland Tuatara
Game 1 – Thursday 10th November
Game 2- Friday 11th November
Game 3- Saturday 12th November
Game 4- Sunday 13th. November

Round 3
Brisbane Bandits vs Canberra Calvary
Game 1- Thursday 24th November
Game 2- Friday 25th November
Game 3 & 4 – Saturday 26th November (Double Header)

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, but just as important is the conversation you have with a solicitor before you make a will. By making a Will or an Enduring Power of Attorney (if you lose the capacity to make decisions) you can put plans in place to create a better future for your loved ones if something happens to you.


  1. Make a will
  2. Make your enduring power of attorney
    An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you become seriously ill or have an accident and lose capacity.

Your Financial Attorney is responsible for:
• Paying bills such as your rent, electricity, pet food, medical and vet expenses
• Managing your investments
• Preparing your tax returns.

Your attorney for personal and health matters is responsible for:
• Where you live and who will care for you
• Certain medical decisions, treatment options, and medicines.

  1. Have conversations with those you trust
    Once you’ve made your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, it’s a good idea to have a conversation with those you trust, so they can support your wishes in the future.
    Your wishes may include:
    • Who will care for your pets
    • Where you will be cared for – in your home or in a care facility
    • Funeral arrangements – including if you want to be buried or cremated
    • Who is to be your Executor and your Attorney.

You want to make sure your Will is valid and that it is properly drawn up. This can be done through professionals. A solicitor will let you know about your rights and obligations and make sure that you have expressed your wishes in the best possible. Make your WILL with professionals. Contact Phoenix Law & Associate. Call 1800-GET-HELP #phoenixlaw #will #powerofattorney #incapacitated #funeralwishes #pets #

한걸음 나아간 인생 계획

코비드 팬더믹은 현대 우리 생활 그리고 반려동물에 새로운 일상을 가져다 주었습니다.

Aussie Pet Doors 에 따르면, 코로나 팬더믹이 시작된 이후, 200만명 이상의 호주인들이 반려동물을 갖게되었다고 나타났습니다. 최근 Animal Medicines Australia에 의해 시행된 설문조사에 따르면, 호주 전체 70% 인구가 반려동물을 소유하고, 그중 50%가 강아지를 반려동물로 소유하고있다고 나타났습니다.

하지만, 사람들은 본인이 사망했을 경우에 반려동물이 어떻게 될지에 대해서는 소홀히하고 있습니다.

최근, Elizabeth 여왕 서거하셨고, 여왕의 2마리 강아지가 남겨졌습니다. 언론의 보도에 따르면, Andrew 공작과 그의 전부인이 이 두마리의 강아지를 돌볼것으로 예측된다고 합니다. 이 부부가 여왕에게 이 두마리의 강아지를 선물하였고, 이 강아지들은 England Winsor 성에서 이혼한 이 부부와 함께 살게될 것입니다.

이 경우는 남겨진 가족이 여왕의 반려동물을 돌보겠다고 나선 아주 바람직한 선례로 볼 수 있습니다. 하지만 이와는 반대로, 가족들이 남겨진 반려동물을 원하지 않을 경우도 있을것입니다. 이런일은 만약 여러분 신변에 문제가 생길경우, 여러분의 반려동물에게도 일어날 수 있습니다.

본인에게 어떤일이 일어나서 더이상 반려동물을 돌보지 못할 경우, 그동물이 지속적으로 사랑받을 수 있도록 해야합니다.

유언장을 작성하는것은 여러분 본인과 가족을 위해 해야할 아주 중요한 일 중 한가지 입니다. 유언장을 작성하기전, 변호사와 상담하는것도 이에 못지않게 중요합니다.

유언장을 작성하거나 지속적 위임장(Enduring Power of Attorney)을 작성하므로써, 여러분의 신변에 문제가 생겼을 경우, 반려동물에게 더 나운 환경을 만들수있는 계획을 세울수 있습니다.

어떻게 나의 바램들을 알릴수 있을까요?

  1. 유언장 작성

지속적인 위임장 작성(Enduring Power of Attorney. EPA)

EPA 는 여러분이 병이들게 되거나 사고로 결정을 내릴 수 없을 경우, 여러분을 대신하여 결정을 내려줄수 있을만한 신뢰하는사람을 지정할 수 있도록 하는 법적 문서입니다.

경제적 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 전기,렌트, 반려동물 음식, 동물병원 비용 지불
    • 여러분의 투자 관리
    • 세금정산 관리

개인적 건강관련 대변인은 아래와 같은 책임이 있습니다.

  • 여러분이 살곳과 여러분을 돌볼사람
  • 의학적 결정과, 치료 선택, 의약품
  • 여러분이 신뢰하는 사람들과 대화하십시오.

유언장이나 EPA 를 작성하셨으면, 여러분이 신뢰하는 분들과 이와 관련하여 대화를 나누어, 그분들이 미래에 여러분이 바라는것들이 이루어지도록 도와줄 수 있을것입니다.

여러분의 바람은 다음과 같은것들이 포함될 수 있습니다.

  • 누가 반려동물을 돌볼것인지
  • 여러분을 돌봐줄 곳이 어디인지 – 집 혹은 시설
  • 장례식 준비 – 묘를 만들지 아니면 화장할지 여부
  • 유언장을 집행해 줄 사람과 대변인

    여러분은 유언장이 정확하고 유효하게 작성되길 바라실겁니다. 이러한 유언장 작성은  

    전문가를 통해 이뤄질수 있습니다. 변호사가 여러분의 권한과 의무에 대해 알려드리고,

    여러분이 원하는것에대해 정확하게 표현되도록 도와드릴 것입니다. 따라서 이러한

    유언장은 전문 변호사를 통해 작성하시는 것이 중요합니다.

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