Legal Christmas Checklist - Are you ready for the holiday season?

Legal Christmas Checklist - Freedman & Gopalan
The Christmas season is fast approaching and to be sure that you have the most relaxing and stress-free break, it is best to have all of your legal matters sorted.

The end of our calendar year is rapidly approaching.  Thanks to the support of our clients, our colleagues, our service providers as well as family and friends, Freedman & Gopalan is able to report a successful year of service to our clients. Before you finalise your holiday arrangements, there are a number of legal issues which you may need to consider:-

Have you updated your Will?

Do you have a Will?  Does your Will provide for your Estate to be easily administered and finalised?  Have you provided for all the Beneficiaries that you ought to?  Many of our clients update their Wills before lengthy holiday periods particularly when they are travelling.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss this matter.

Holiday Cash Flows

We would all like to provide for bonuses for staff, Christmas parties, Christmas gifts to clients and suppliers and money in the Bank for the holiday period.  Have all your customers and clients paid what is due and owing?  Freedman & Gopalan are highly experienced in Debt Recovery processes and would be happy to assist you in recovering any outstanding debt.  A complimentary letter of demand from Freedman & Gopalan can often result in prompt payment.  Please feel free to contact us.

Employer Liabilities at Christmas Parties

As Employers, we are responsible for conducting a safe working environment for all of our staff.  The lead up period to the holiday season often means celebrations, staff parties and other forms of entertainment.  Be sure that you are aware of your responsibilities to provide a safe environment for your staff.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss directions which can be forwarded to staff, ensuring good and appropriate behaviour at staff parties.

Arrangements for Children

Are you planning to go overseas with your children?  Does your former partner agree to this?  Do the children have Passports? The holiday period can often result in high tension in all families including those where the parents have separated.  Have the arrangements for your children to spend time with you and your former partner been adequately considered and agreed to.  Now is the time to make sure that these arrangements have been made so that the holiday season does not become a time of argument and dispute.

Having all of these arrangements in place will surely prove for a stress-free and relaxing holiday season.  If you require assistance, contact us to ensure that all arrangements have been made.

Please feel free to contact us at any time and we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

If you require any assistance with your end-of-year arrangements, or wish to put in place arrangements for your children to travel, contact us on 02 8917 8700 or fill out the enquiry box and we will get back to you ASAP! 

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