Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I go to a lawyer?
Because life has become very complex. Our modern society is governed by three levels of governments with various enactments rules and regulation covering all inter social and anti social activities. It is easy in this environment to break the law unwittingly. It is important therefore to obtain sound legal advices at the earliest opportunity.
Why De Marchi and Associates?
Because our operators have many years of experience dealing with all areas of law. Whether it be the purchase of a house or business or a lease, or the transfer or assignment of a lease. Whether you are facing traffic alcohol related or criminal charges it is important to get advice in a timely manner. Many intervention orders have long term detrimental effects on the family and children and even future employment and need careful attention.
How much will it cost?
The cost of a legal matter depends on the circumstances and the complexity of each individual case. We charge according to the amount of time spent on a matter, the rate of which varies depending on the experience and qualifications of the team member(s) handling the case. Our charges are modelled on the Practitioner Remuneration Order from the Law Institute of Victoria. After an initial appointment with the client, De Marchi and Associates sends a letter of engagement which also includes our estimate of costs.
How long will it take?
The length of processing a legal matter can vary depending on the matter, its urgency and the various parties involved. Straightforward matters can often take as little as a few weeks, while particularly complex cases could potentially take up to several years.
Where do I start?
Any issue where legal advice is sought often can be emotionally stressful and difficult to manage. In some instances, it can be very upsetting. De Marchi and Associates are a small, approachable business which has seen all kinds of matters. Regardless of how large or small your case may be, or how helpless you might feel, De Marchi and Associates will always listen and try to assist in any way possible. Our many years of experience comes second only to our commitment to helping those around us- we care about our clients.