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Child Custody: 3 Top Tips

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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

All You Need to Know About Contesting a Will

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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

4 Factors to Consider If You Are Facing A Drink Driving Charge

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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

The process of buying a house

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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

How to Avoid Missteps If You've Been Hurt on the Job

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For many years now, legislation has been in place across Australia to safeguard people when they are working for others in a variety of different occupations. These types of safeguard are designed to ensure that any worker gets access to the right type of medical treatment, together with the necessary amount of financial assistance should they be hurt while performing their chores. Nevertheless, it's very important to ensure that you follow procedure, if you're unfortunate to be in this situation.

17 May 2017

Will my child's wishes be taken into consideration by the court?

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In divorce cases, child custody is often a thorny issue between the two divorcing parties. In determining custody, family courts analyze various factors, among them the preference or inclination of the child. Therefore, your child's opinion will be taken into consideration in a custody case. However, this is not to mean that your child's wishes or inclination will be granted automatically. Read on for more insight. Child Preference In most states, the law states that when the child is of sufficient age, the court shall take into account the desires or wishes of the child in deciding which parent the kid is placed with.

29 June 2016