Serving Divorce Papers When You Never Want to See Your Former Partner Again

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Some divorces are perfectly friendly, but many are not. Your marriage might have had an ugly ending, and so making the decision to separate with an aim to divorce may have come as a relief. You might, quite literally, never want to see them again. There might be animosity, hurt feelings, and in some cases, you might worry for your safety if you were ever face-to-face with your soon-to-be ex-spouse again.

27 August 2020

Top Warning Signs of a Suspicious Conveyancing Transaction

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In the conveyancing world, millions of dollars worth of properties exchange ownership every other day. The heart of such transactions is the solicitor, whose role is to ensure both the buyer and the seller get a fair deal. However, fraud is nothing new in conveyancing, and, as such, conveyancing lawyers must undertake all due diligence to protect their clients. Unfortunately, it can be a challenge if you are a new conveyancer and are on the lookout for clients.

26 August 2019

How to Safeguard Your Personal Possessions During a Divorce

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When two people decide to live together for the long term, then they will move ahead without any negative thoughts. Certainly, some of them will complete a prenuptial agreement of some kind, but most will not, and they may live together for months or even years before anything starts to go wrong. During that time, they will inevitably have co-mingled their assets, both big and small, and this can prove to be quite a problem should divorce rear its ugly head.

21 January 2019

How Does Mental Decline Affect a Last Will and Testament?

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As you watch a loved one getting older, you may begin to notice signs of mental decline. This can be very galling for you and other members of the family. Often, this condition can develop rather slowly, and you may take a 'watch and wait' stance, somewhat reluctant to act because you fear the ultimate consequence. However, time marches by, and there is still no real cure for a disease such as this.

24 October 2018

Buying a Commercial Property? Why You Need to Be Careful Before You Sign

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While there may have been a 'blip' in the last decade due to the global slowdown, it remains the case that property is a good investment and can be expected to perform well from a historical perspective. You may be aware of this and are thinking about buying a commercial property to add to your growing portfolio. However, you do need to carefully consider your position and determine your business model before you proceed.

31 August 2018

Will Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Benefit Your Business?

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Businesses get sued every day for various reasons. You may have sold a defective product to the consumer or rendered services in a manner contrary to the user agreement. Companies stand to lose a lot of money when such lawsuits are ruled in favour of the complainant. That's why they consider including mandatory arbitrary clauses in their contracts. This clause indicates that the aggrieved party has to agree to a sit down where the matter will be resolved by an arbitrator.

13 July 2018

Can You Get Compensation for Food Poisoning?

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Every now and again people suffer gastric problems when they eat something that doesn't agree with them. The symptoms involved are typically relatively mild and clear up by themselves, although occasionally, a case of food poisoning may elevate the suffering and even lead to some down time in bed. This type of experience can be debilitating, but in the worst-case can lead to long-term health problems as well as time off work and financial issues.

17 April 2018