If you are feeling unwell or suffering a cold or cough, we would prefer you did not attend our office in person. A telephone appointments is a good alternative and we are able to achieve what will be required to progress your matter while you are unwell. Appointments can also be held via zoom meeting if you prefer. To avoid multiple persons present in our reception at any one time we request you always telephone prior to attending.
A lot of clients would start the appointment stating that this not going to work but by the end were comfortable, talkative and satisfied it did. It has some additional advantgages:
- We can have an appointment with with someone in Warragul and Geelong at the same time on a conference call and avoid the need for either to have to spend time and money to travel to attend for a 30-40 minute appointment.
- We can have a probate affidavit sworn by someone in Cairns via a special video zoom conference rather than the time and expense of having to send the document via post to a solicitor in Cairns who would then have to take their affidavit.
- Court mediations have continued to occur via video conferences which has meant a client in Perth has been able to attend from there without having the cost in time and money to travel and potentially quarantine before returning home.
- Speaking to someone with a face mask on is difficult on the breathing, more uncomfortable and harder to hear than being able to talk freely over the phone or via zoom.
Wills and Powers of Attorney. There is the telephone appointment, a draft sent out and a further discussion confirming instructions before arranging a set time for execution of the documents. For the signing of the documents we have developed a minimal contact system to protect you. You attend our office at a prearranged time and are the only person in reception at the time of signing apart from our staff. We the can take your payment and provide copies to you or send via email.
Verhoeven & Curtain consists of the solicitors Michael Curtain, John Verhoeven (Consultant) and Robert Kiddell (Consultant).
Its solicitors, files and deeds relate back to the firms of Michael J Ryan & Co, Ryan Verhoeven & Horseman, Rennick Verhoeven and Delburn Lawyers.