Richard Zande & Associates Solicitors, established in the 60’s, has become a known and trusted law firm in the Ipswich Area. Richard Zande & Associates is a general practice law firm and practices in a broad area of law including the following:
We undertake work in all areas of Family Law including property settlements, children’s matters, divorce, spousal maintenance, child support and financial agreements. Separation is a difficult time for anyone, whether it is mutual or if one person decided that that relationship needs to end. We will support you through the process of separation in the most cost effective and timely manner possible.
We can appear on your behalf in criminal matters, and in many circumstances can appear without you being required to personally attend court. We discuss your history and the charges with you and will guide you through your options and put the best foot forward whether it be a plea of guilty or through a trial. In traffic matters, we can assist with putting your circumstances to the Court and are able to guide and represent you should you be able to apply for a special hardship licence for work or family requirements.
We don’t know what is around the corner for us and that is why Estate Planning is so important. As solicitors, we can help you with ensuring that you have the right documents in place and that you appoint people you trust. The three most common documents in Estate Planning is your Will, Power of Attorney and Advanced Health Directive. It is important to review your Will regularly, particularly at major life changes such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child or death of an executor or beneficiary. Our team will take the time to go through your current circumstances and provide easy to understand advice of any changes you may need to consider.
When it comes to Conveyancing, we try to make the process as worry free as possible. As part of our conveyancing services we will review and advise on your contract before signing. Buying a house is a big commitment, not only in terms of costs, and it is important that you know the ins and outs of the property you are buying. Selling can be just a stressful as buying but once again before signing a Contract we can look over it to ensure that you understand the ramifications of any clauses and special conditions and to discuss any of your needs throughout the process.
Whether you are an employee or employer we all need to understand our rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Getting the advice early on and before discussing your issues with your employer can be a great asset as it will ensure you are armed with the knowledge to hopefully have a private and mutually respectful conversation with your employer. If you are an employer, it is vital that you understand your requirements under any award and the National Employment Standards.
Mediation is where the parties communicate and negotiate a personalised outcome with the assistance of a neutral third party. Mediation is a great alternative to Court as it is both quicker and cost effective than litigation. Another benefit of mediation is that it allows you to be in charge of the resolution and further, you can often resolve the issues in one day without the need to continue to take time off from work to attend appointments and court which can also be costly.