What should I do when a loved one dies without leaving a will? Many people often ask this question when someone close to them, who had some property, passes on. The first move by many people is to seek any lawyer and ask for their advice. However, while a general practitioner may suggest ways to deal with this situation, the best person to assist you is a probate lawyer. Below are several reasons why you should seek the services of a probate lawyer instead of a general practitioner.
20 December 2017
If you're unlucky enough to be involved in an automobile accident, you've got some trying times ahead. This type of experience can be traumatic enough when it happens in your native country, but it can be very much more complicated and challenging should it happen when you are overseas on holiday. If you sustained a serious injury during a car accident in Australia, but have had to return to your native land in the meantime, is there anything you can do to try to seek compensation from the party at fault?
15 November 2017
In recent years, there has been a considerable rise in the number of cases of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the Australian population. These illnesses are particularly concerning, as they can often lead to a reduction in capacity for the affected individual and difficulties for members of the family as time goes by. In particular, major difficulties can arise when it comes to the creation of a will, if the individual is so affected.
10 October 2017
Conveyancing is part of fulfilling legal requirements when ownership of a property changes, and so it's important to ensure you choose the right person/firm to handle your property transfer. Buying or selling property is a huge undertaking, and if done improperly, it could expose you to criminal or civil liability, not to mention losing your investment. This article highlights five questions to ask when vetting potential property solicitors. 1. What are your charges?
5 September 2017
If you have decided to stop working with a business partner so you can both continue with your separate ventures, there are a lot of things you need to sort out. In the course of going into business with someone, various agreements will have been made and legal documents signed. If you cannot agree on how to end these agreements, you may have no other option but to go to court.
4 August 2017
If you have recently been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you will be faced with important decisions. How you choose to proceed could have a profound impact on your life and the severity of any sentencing which takes place. Below is a guide to the different options you have when facing a DUI charge. Jury Trial If you believe you are innocent, or you believe that the evidence against you is very weak and circumstantial, you may wish to opt for a jury trial.
24 February 2017
Whenever you receive an injury, the experience can be particularly traumatic. It may be long-lasting and have a specific effect on how you live your life going forward. If you happen to have received that injury at work it can be particularly challenging, as it may affect your ability to earn a living and therefore pay your bills. What do you need to know about your rights in this situation?
17 January 2017
It can be difficult to determine "who gets what" in terms of property settlement following a separation, but it can be even more challenging to determine how to deal with superannuation. What do you need to know about "splitting" this? A Different Type of Asset Superannuation can definitely be considered as property and as such a part of the pool for negotiation following the separation. However, it is handled entirely separately and is a different "
18 November 2016
When you're in business you are by definition in the public eye. You're not going to shrink back into the shadows as this would be counterproductive, as you want people to talk about you. Yet sometimes that 'talk' gets nasty and other people may say something about you or your business that you feel harms your reputation. Do you have legal recourse? What Can You Do? The law allows you to protect your reputation should you feel that others have said things through publication that could cause negative consequences.
18 November 2016
If a marriage is not a bed of roses anymore, one partner may decide to opt out of the relationship and therefore file for divorce. When this happens, the other spouse is served with divorce papers, signaling the beginning of the end of the relationship. The problem with most couples is that they treat the divorce process as an opportunity to settle old scores. This only serves to prolong finalisation of cases, and it increases legal fees paid to lawyers.
17 November 2016