When many people think about wills, they think about leaving large items to their loved ones, but wills aren't just for big assets such as homes, cars and savings accounts. You can also use your will to outline which heirs get small possessions and sentimental items. Here are some tips to help you as you explore will and probate law. 1. Make a List of Everything You Own With Sentimental Value
11 December 2017
The Australian government has formulas that help families determine a fair amount of child support for their situations. Essentially, these formulas are set up to ensure that each parent has enough money to live on, and then, the formulas base projected payments on a percentage of each parent's income. Finally, the formulas take into account child support time. In addition to using those formulas, you may want to take a few other factors into account.
25 October 2017
When you are arrested, the first thing your criminal lawyer will try to do is put in a bail request so that you are released from custody. Being released from custody gives you the chance to go on with your regular life as you await your case to be heard. However, one misconception people have is that all you need to do when accused of a crime is coming up with the amount required for your bail and that this will guarantee your court appearance or you lose your money.
23 September 2017
Starry-eyed romantics would say that when two people are in love, nothing else matters in the world. While this may be a lovely thought, those starry eyes do need to be wide open whenever two individuals decide that they are going to live together. While they may not intend their relationship to be seen as formal, in the eyes of the law it could be just that. Do you need to be concerned about getting into a de facto relationship?
24 August 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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