Clearing Up Some Common Misconceptions About Family Law in Australia

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When you and your spouse are ready to end your relationship, you may hesitate to see a family lawyer simply because you're afraid of what you might face in family court. This is often due to many misconceptions about family law and how it works in Australia; note a few of those misconceptions here, so you can separate the fact from the fiction and feel more comfortable about approaching a lawyer regarding your legal questions.

11 July 2017

Hiring a Lawyer or Solicitor: 4 Questions to Ask About the Cost

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Every year, many Australians face unexpected legal issues. It could be that your partner suddenly says they want a divorce, you may face a DUI charge, or you may be accused of a committing a serious crime. Whatever the legal difficulty is, you are going to need someone to represent you in court. Typically, a lawyer or solicitor will charge you for their services. Below is a guide to the questions you should ask before you hire a solicitor or lawyer to represent you.

21 June 2017

3 Conveyancing Parameters For A Newly Built Home

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Buying a home is one of the most significant investments people make in their lives, and is one that should not be taken lightly at any point, especially when it comes to the legal processes like conveyancing because this helps ensure you're making the right choice. Buying a newly built home comes with its own set of nuances, so follow these conveyancing parameters when you're in the market for one.

24 March 2017

3 Steps To Follow When You're Facing An Assault Charge After A Bar Fight

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Bar fights are more common than you think, which could result in you ending up with an assault charge on your record, even if you haven't started them. Bar fights are especially dangerous because alcohol inhibits clear thinking, and in many circumstances end up being fatal for someone. Follow these steps when you're facing an assault charge after a bar fight. Make Sure Your Lawyer Is Present When Giving Your Statement

22 March 2017

Three Simple Strategies on Managing Your Estate Planning Issues

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In legal terms, estate refers to your total net worth, which includes your entitlements and rights to any type of property. This is an important issue to periodically evaluate, particularly with regard to death. In simple terms, it is crucial for you to understand and take action with regard to estate planning. Basically, estate planning involves arranging for the disposal and general management of your estate during your lifetime and after your death.

22 March 2017

2 Steps To Preparing A Will That Won't Be Contested In Court

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Around half of Australians don't have a legal will prepared for when they pass away. Although it isn't pleasant thinking about your own demise, having a legally binding will is vital to ensure that your assets and possessions are distributed to your loved ones in accordance with your wishes. Dying without a will, called being intestate, means that the governing body in your state will distribute your estate in accordance with a standard formula.

21 March 2017

My employer hasn't paid me. What should I do?

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Many employees hardly know their employment rights and what they are actually entitled to. In a scenario where your employer fails to pay you for something, whether it's regular wages, reimbursements, tip splitting, overtime, or something else, you might feel very confused and frightened. Is the boss right? Should you even think about fighting? Here is a list of several workplace violations that workers should be conversant with and for which they should consult a compensation lawyer.

20 March 2017