Australia offers a no-fault divorce, and in many cases, the division of assets, any financial maintenance and child custody arrangements are determined via mediation, which is then submitted to the courts before being formalised. The process is not quite so smooth when domestic violence is an issue, and when this violence has been inflicted upon you, you might not necessarily agree with the no-fault classification. How should you proceed with divorce when your partner has a history of violence?
15 July 2020
Drafting a will can be a depressing process, but it is necessary if you want to protect your vulnerable loved ones. In general, if an individual dies before preparing a will, the estate might not be handled as expected. Typically, in this type of situation, the court will appoint an administrator. The chosen person will clear debts and bills before distributing the remaining property according to a formula set by the specific state government.
22 January 2019
Regulators want to ensure that the average man or woman can go to work with a settled mind, full in the knowledge that they will be protected should an accident or incident occur. All employers are required to comply with stringent safety measures and have support systems in place should anything go wrong, while they must also be able to ensure financial assistance and medical treatment in the worst-case scenario. It can be comforting to know that all of these elements are in place, but if you are affected, you still need to make conscious decisions and take the appropriate action to make sure you're covered.
10 October 2018
Being a business owner can be quite challenging. It takes a significant amount of dedication as well as drive to get a startup off the ground and make it into a profitable endeavor. However, you are bound to face some obstacles on the road. In some situations, these obstacles may be too much to overcome and this could lead to the decline of your business. This is what leads to bankruptcy and eventual insolvency.
29 July 2016
As a small business owner getting paid on time is imperative to keeping your business profitable now and in the future. While your customers can come up with range of reasons not to pay you, your employees and suppliers need to be paid on time in order to keep your business in production. Here are some tips on getting your customers to pay on time. Review your terms and conditions
9 February 2016
Buying a home is an important step in anyone's life and if you're going to do it, then you need to get it right. Beyond finding the rather elusive combination of the perfect location and perfect home, you need to make sure that you have done all that is legally necessary to own your own home. The jargon can be rather confusing for the average Joe, which is why you need a conveyancer.
2 February 2016
If you were recently pulled over for erratic driving, the police officer might have given you a breathalyzer test and determined you were driving under the influence, also called a DUI. This is a matter taken very seriously and not something the local authorities take lightly. If convicted, you might face some of the following penalties. Fines While the exact penalties for DUIs depend on a number of factors, including where you got the DUI and what your blood alcohol content (BAC) was, fines are a very common penalty.
29 January 2016
When you are granted parole, you are released from custody to serve the remaining part of your prison sentence under ongoing rehabilitation, support and supervision. If you are serving a long prison sentence and anxious to return to the community, you can ask your criminal lawyer to appeal to the adult parole board to grant you parole. The following article will educate you on the conditions of a parole order and how parole boards grant parole and what happens when you breach the conditions of your parole.
29 January 2016
Differences and disputes in a family are inevitable. At times you may not have the expertise to go through the legal procedures all by yourself. That is why you need specially trained people in legal matters to assist in finding legitimate solutions. This is what basically makes a family lawyer a necessity: Professional legal help You need a trusted attorney to provide legal assistance in dealing with family issues and domestic relations.
28 January 2016
All's fair in love and war, but when it comes to divorce all bets are off! Your life may be under a microscope for the next few months while your divorce heads through the legal system. From custody disputes to stalking, it is important you are mindful of what you post on your social media accounts if you don't want your words to come back and bite you. Custody Battles
27 January 2016