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family settlement- the proceeding will be done in house, do we need a lawyer or not ?


Family settlement- the proceeding will be done in house, do we need a lawyer or not ?

My 2 Cousin brother is having a dispute, Family is making a genuine effort to resolve dispute by calling two closest friends to help in the settlement of the issue, the issue is not related to the law, but it is more of accounts related issues, The family thinks it is better to call a mutual consent lawyer, but one of the cousin brother says that the matter will be more twisted and will be prolonged unnecessarily

Kindly express your views

1.In family matter lawyer should be called or not to draft out the decisions

2 On the day of proceeding. In the house, what all thing should be kept ready

please suggest the best remedy to finish the long dispute


It is wroung to say that presence of lawyer will twist and prolong the family settlemen. Rather I would suggest that presence of Lawyer is necessary, so that the experience of the lawyer will help resolved the settlement to avoid any future complications which lay man does not understand.



I do agree with the views of my Ld. Friend. Presence of the lawyer is beneficial for u in future also.For any type of help, if u need u can contact me at:-0987115878/09711364956


I fail to understand why people think that lawyers twist a matter. A lawyer is also a human being first and then a lawyer. Can anyone say that he will never need a lawyer in life? Whether you call a lawyer or not to settle your family matters depends upon you but kindly do not blame lawyers in such a way. It is highly abusive to lawyers who do an honest job. 


Rightly said Mr. Ajay Kumar,

It has now become a fashion to blame lawyers for every bad thing happening around.

Every profession have good and bad elements. Similarly, there are large number of good lawyers and may be some bad lawyers. Legal profession is a noble profession and any remark on the integrity of our profession should not be taken lightly


Mr. Assumi, Ms. Rakhi, Mr. Ajay Kumar and Mr. Naqueeb - I agree with all of you.  That most of the advocates are totally honest and do their best to their clients.  Even then, receive blame, if case is lost.  Everyone knows that if two parties are contesting, one party will certainly loose.  Even then, they put blame on hardworking and innocent advocate.  It discourages us on several occasions.

Advocate & Consumer Rights

I agree with Mr. Prabahar.


an expert's guidance is always recomendable.


even i am agreed with all of my fellow friends.

Lawyer should not be treated like a problem but like a solution......it is for our benefit...


Do not paint all lawyers with the same brush. No doubt there are lawyers who specialize in fleecing clients, or those who are not so conversant with the laws applicable in resolving a particular case and end up misguiding a client. However this is true of all professions.

As there are bad lawyers there are good lawyers also. So the sensible approach would be to speak to a lawyer, try to asses him as a human being and as a professional, and if satisfied then only appoint him to do the job at hand.

In the present instance, basically since the problem relates to a settlement amongst family members, the actual terms of settlement are required to be decided by the parties themselves. However it may be advisable to engage a lawyer since after the terms of settlement are agreed upon, the lawyer can bring his experience in drafting the terms of settlement in a clear and precise way so that there will not be any dispute in future.

Usually in a family settlements the rights of not only the parties who are now active are decided but also the rights of the next generation are also affected. Therefore to prevent all future disputes, I am of the opinion that the services of a lawyer should be availed of.

T.S. Thaker     tsthaker@rediffmail.com.




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