Understanding the Crucial Role of a Conveyancer in Property Transactions

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Buying or selling a property is a complex and daunting process that requires you to navigate numerous legal and financial procedures. One of the most important professionals that can help make this process easy and stress-free is a conveyancer. A conveyancer is a licensed professional whose primary function is to handle the legal and administrative aspects of property transactions. They ensure that all parties involved in the transaction comply with relevant laws and regulations, transfer property ownership and oversee the transfer of funds.

20 October 2023

A Guide On Estate Planning

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Estate planning is an intervention that guarantees your wealth is in safe hands once you pass away. So, how do you conduct estate planning? Below is an extensive piece discussing the intricacies of estate planning.  Consolidate Your Assets  Your first estate planning task is to consolidate your assets. It is usual to own assets that are not in your name or acquire assets that your beneficiaries might not locate once you die.

17 April 2023

Two Tips for People Who’ve Been Appointed As Executors of Their Living Loved Ones’ Wills

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Here are some tips for those whose loved ones have asked them to be the executors of their wills.  They should talk to the person who wrote the will about how they can best protect their valuables in the future One of the common duties assigned to the executor is to protect the deceased's valuables that were included in the will, which are to be left to the named beneficiaries until these items can be given to these individuals.

31 January 2023

How Are Costs Handled If You Want to Contest a Will?

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If you feel that you should have been given money as part of someone's distributed estate, you may be particularly aggrieved and are thinking about challenging this decision. You may be looking into the process involved and understand that it could be quite time-consuming and complex. In this situation, you will be particularly interested in how much it's likely to cost and what, if anything, you will need to pay. What factors do you need to take into account here?

13 October 2022

Sole Custody FAQs

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Following your divorce or separation, you might opt to seek sole custody of your child. However, since Australian family law relies on the principle of the child's best interests, you are not guaranteed sole custody. Below are some sole custody FAQs that can help you understand the process of seeking sole custody.  Who Can File For Sole Custody?  Primarily, the child's parent files for sole custody. However, other parties can also seek custody of the child if they feel that the child is not in a safe environment.

27 May 2022

Separated Under One Roof: Everything You Need to Know

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If you and your spouse separate, you can choose to live under one roof. This arrangement can help your children adjust as you and your spouse sort out the details of your divorce. You can learn more about separation under one roof from this guide. How Does Australian Law Define Separated Under One Roof? Generally, the courts consider this a situation where two people no longer live together as a married couple.

11 March 2022

The Various Types of Compensation Claims

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'Personal injury' is an umbrella term for the different kinds of physical injury and material losses that you may suffer while on the road, at work, in a public place or building, or due to medical negligence.  If you've been injured as a result of someone else's fault or negligence, you may be entitled to a personal injury compensation payment. However, not all personal injury compensation claims are the same, so how you handle your claim matters.

22 October 2021

Understanding the Elements of Criminal Cases to Predict Your Case Outcome

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The criminal justice system is in place to maintain law and order, and ensure anyone that commits a crime that hurts other people, gets punished. However, for you to be convicted and to serve jail time for a criminal offence, the prosecution looks at two elements; the prohibited act and your mental state when you committed the crime. Therefore, to be convicted of a criminal offence, the prosecution must prove that you had the intention of hurting someone or causing damage when you broke the law.

19 August 2021

Were You Served Divorce Papers? See What You Should Do Immediately

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Your spouse has just served you with some divorce papers, and you are feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do next. Such a feeling is always expected, especially if the news has come as a surprise. For some, the news comes after years of separation, but it might be soon after separation for others. Either way, knowing what to do next after a divorce paper serving is critical. When you take the right steps, you will end your marriage peacefully.

28 May 2021

Why Do You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer?

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As an adult, you work to earn a living and provide and care for your family. Over time, you create wealth or riches in the form of assets (houses, cars, stocks, businesses, etc.). You may also accumulate liabilities; for example, debts and loans. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to become incapacitated or die? What would happen to your wealth? Will your family be taken care of?

10 February 2021