11 June 2020
Australia legalised same-sex marriage on 9 December 2017. Rather logically, this means that same-sex divorce was also legalised at this time. As with any divorce, custody arrangements for children are a prevalent concern, but same-sex relationships (where one of the co-parents is the birth parent's same-sex partner) can have additional provisions when it comes to determining custody and the co-parents' subsequent relationship with the child or children. So what happens to your relationship with your children when you divorce your same-sex partner?
3 June 2020
Millions of people engage in commercial activities around the world. They rely on the exchange of both goods and services to make a living, sustain business and run private and public enterprises. In this regard, there has to be a body of law that regulates the conduct of people, outlines their rights and establishes their relations. The body of law in question is commercial law. One way commercial law serves people in their business setting is by laying the framework for resolution of disputes.
26 May 2020
If you are a pet lover, you need to understand pet laws to ensure your pet leads a comfortable and healthy life. Pet laws are those legal requirements in a particular state that controls the keeping of certain pets, protects pets from neglect and cruelty, protects other people from your pet if it can be dangerous and ensures pets are always comfortable and healthy. Of course, there are different types of animals that can be kept as pets.
13 May 2020
When two parties separate following a lengthy marriage, it can be challenging to sort out those finances. What factors should be taken into account if one party expects the other to support them going forward? Times Have Changed At one time in the past, the male (in a heterosexual marriage) would be called the breadwinner, while the female would typically be classified as the homemaker. Household revenues would be generated by the former, while the latter would take care of any children that happened to come along.
7 May 2020
With car accident cases increasing each year, the number of people filing compensation claims isn't expected to go down. Car accidents involve vehicle damages, severe physical injuries and even death. Depending on the injuries you sustain, you could either get back to your job or business after a while or potentially lose your job and ability to work. Whether you delay getting back on your feet or perhaps lose your job forever, you should be compensated, more so if the other party was negligent and responsible for the accident.
7 May 2020
If you're looking for a new place to live but are quite picky, then you may sometimes need to compromise. You may, for example, have discovered a development that seems to tick all the boxes but has yet to be built. In this case, the developer may invite you to purchase 'off the plan', and you may be able to take advantage of a financial break because of this, but you also need to be very aware of your rights at the same time.
30 April 2020
How confident are you when it comes to buying a property? Most people know the type of home or commercial space they want to buy but don't know too much about the legal aspect of the purchase. One of the problems with buying property is that what you are buying can often come with responsibilities or encumbrances that aren't immediately obvious. You can go and look around a particular property, but what will you really see?