In child custody cases, the judge determines who will get custody of a child based upon what they consider to be best for the child. Generally speaking, parents found guilty of child abuse and neglect are deemed unfit to be given custody rights over their child. If you are recently divorced or separated from your ex-partner and want to fight for custody of your child, being guilty of the following forms of child abuse and neglect can really hurt your case in court.
17 August 2017
The relationship between a husband and wife could get complicated at some point in their lives. While family lawyers will advise partners to do everything they can to avoid divorce, the good memories of some relationships can only be salvaged by divorce. That is not to say that divorces shouldn't be nasty. With proper understanding and willingness by both parties concerning the situation at hand, divorces can be made as civil as possible.
20 July 2017
The term "slip and fall" is very well known in compensation trial cases across the country. It is one of the main reasons for such claims to be made and is a cause of a lot of workplace injuries during each year. If you are an employer, you should be worried about this particular phrase and its consequences. It may be difficult for you to protect yourself completely from claims made in this area, but you can take certain steps to try and protect yourself going forward.
20 June 2017
Many different rules exist across various states and territories, to help make the process of conveyancing work properly. From time to time, these rules can change and it's important to keep up with any modifications, in order to ensure that you are better protected during such dealings. One of the more recent changes involves new rules relating to how individual identity needs to be verified during a transaction. What do you need to know about these rules?
20 June 2017
It is prudent for all businesses, particularly those that hire manual labourers, to have workers' compensation. These benefits act as a safety net for employees who may acquire injuries while at work that would make them unable to earn a living as they recuperate. Nevertheless, being offered workers' compensation does not automatically translate into receiving them in the event that you are involved in an accident. Knowing the reason why your claim may not be fulfilled would enable you to know what to do in case you do become injured at work.
14 June 2017
If you have a successful business, one of the assets of the business can be the name and identifiable logo of the business, as this can attract customers and be a way to capture some brand loyalty. However, applying for a trademark on your logo can be expensive and time-consuming. Here are some questions to help you to decide if you need to trademark your logo. How distinct is your logo?
5 June 2017
While you and your partner may have planned to raise your children together, if you have decided to divorce this will no longer be possible. Unless you and your partner can reach an agreement about who should have custody of the children, this decision will be in the hands of a family court judge. The judge will make a decision based on what they believe to be the best interest of the children involved in the case.
30 May 2017
While the courts will always want to honor the wishes of a deceased person, especially what he or she wrote in their Will, issues concerning contesting a Will are not uncommon. However, before you think about contesting a Will, you have to understand that it may not be easy because you must have a basis to do so. There is also a lot involved in contesting a Will in terms of navigating the legal system.
25 May 2017
There are many things to weigh if you're facing a drink driving charge depending on the gravity of the charges. You could be at risk for traffic penalties, and more serious charges may even attract some jail time. In addition, there are court procedures such as plea bargaining and other administrative tasks that you may not understand properly. This raises the all-important question: should you retain legal counsel to fight your case?
22 May 2017
When you are buying a house, there are many pitfalls you must avoid. There are many laws regarding the transfer and division of property that and you need someone with experience in residential conveyancing to assist you. The first step to take when you want to buy your house is either saving or applying for finance. The next milestone is looking for the ideal property. It is when you have identified the house you want to buy that you need to have a conveyancer.
19 May 2017