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Planning to Start the Divorce Process? Four Documents You Will Need

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Ending a marriage is not an easy decision. In fact, most couples separate before making the ultimate decision. However, the actual divorce process only starts when you file the divorce petition and deliver it to your spouse.  Furthermore, you need to file a financial affidavit that describes your property, income, and expenses. A divorce requires a bunch of paperwork, and there are numerous divorce documents you will encounter before the process is finalised.

14 September 2021

4 Questions To Ask Your Conveyancer

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When buying a home, a conveyancer will help you navigate the legal process of property transfer. Choosing a conveyancer can be a nerve-wracking affair. The extract below discusses a few questions to ask your conveyancer. Hopefully, it will help you choose an appropriate professional and increase your understanding of the conveyancing process.  1. Where Are You Based?  It is a critical concern when hiring a conveyancer over the internet. Ideally, the conveyancer should be based in your area.

22 June 2021

Common Instances You Might Require a Family Lawyer

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Family law is a branch of law that caters to all legal matters that affect families, marriages and children. Here are examples of instances where you might require a family lawyer: Before or After Getting Married When getting married, you might not think that you may end up in a divorce, maybe because you trust that you will work things out and everything will be okay. But most couples tend to understand that anything can happen.

11 February 2021

Top Signs You Need Assistance From a Qualified Family Lawyer

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If you are like most people, you rarely think you might need a family law expert. However, this is far from the truth. Family lawyers have helped many families resolve their conflicts and move on regardless of the complexity of the issues. This means that you might need to consult with a family law expert sooner or later. While nobody desires to be in this position, it's always better to get an expert to help.

11 December 2020

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