Educate Yourself About Law

  • Why Spousal Maintenance Is Never Guaranteed

    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.

  • 3 Simple Tips That Could Help Attract Higher Compensation Than What You Expected

    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.

  • Why Disclosure Is Crucial When Buying Off the Plan

    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.

  • Have you thought about using a conveyancing service?

    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?

  • How To Improve The Outcome Of Your Court Case

    30 April 2020

    Do you have a pending legal issue? Could be you have a civil or criminal case in court. Read the excerpt below for a few tips on how to improve the outcome of your case.  Work With an Experienced Solicitor Conduct some due diligence before hiring a solicitor to represent you in court. Check his or her specialisation and experience. You would also be interested in the professional's winning history. The solicitor should be someone you trust and understands your needs.

  • How Do You Serve Papers on Somebody Who Wants to Hide?

    29 April 2020

    When one party wants to begin a legal process against another, they must, under Australian law, inform that party of what they intend to do. Consequently, lawyers will generate an appropriate document that gives all the details, and the courts will insist that this document is "served" onto the other party. Sometimes, this can be a relatively straightforward process, but at others, it can be more complicated. What will happen if, for example, that other party wants to be evasive and does everything they can to stay in hiding?

  • Smart Ways to Deal With Estate Planning

    28 April 2020

    Millions of Australians die every year without any estate plan in place. That forces their family members to go through the court system. The lengthy court proceedings cost your loved ones money, and they end up frustrated. Failure to plan for your estate increases the risk of having your life savings squandered. The worst thing is that you leave your family members without protection.  It is best to seek professional advice when planning for your estate.

  • 3 Useful Facts For Sellers To Know About Property Conveyancing

    28 April 2020

    When you want to sell a property in Australia, you should remember that each jurisdiction has its laws that govern a conveyancing process. If you are a seller, conveyancing refers to a legal means of transferring a title deed to a prospective buyer. Therefore, engaging a lawyer who is experienced with the laws in your area will help you to fast-track the conveyancing process. Consider a law firm that has a team of solicitors in every state to come in handy when you need to transfer out-of-state property.

  • How to Buy a New House Virtually in the New Era

    28 April 2020

    If you've been planning to move home for some time, you may be confused by the restrictions introduced following the outbreak of the pandemic. You may wonder whether you can continue or whether you need to put your plans on hold, and you will undoubtedly be looking for answers. While there is, of course, a degree of uncertainty moving forward, it's good to know that you can still view properties, make an offer and close — even with social distancing measures in place.

  • Reasons to Let a Lawyer Handle Your Car Accident Claim

    28 April 2020

    Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Planning on seeking compensation for your injuries? It doesn't matter how carefully you drive – your safety on the road also lies in the hands of other motorists.  That said, it's possible to get involved in an accident when you aren't at fault. Car accident claims exist to help people who've been injured due to another motorist's fault get compensated for their injuries.