How to Look at Money in a Different Light Following a Separation
8 May 2018
'Money makes the world go 'round', as the old saying goes, but in certain circumstances it can appear to make it stop, as well. If you've separated from a long-term partner or spouse and are trying to unravel all your affairs, money can certainly be one of the most emotive subjects you're likely to encounter. In an ideal world, both parties would walk away from any particular settlement agreement feeling mutually okay, but for one reason or another, this rarely happens.
An Overview of Services Offered by Criminal Law Attorneys
28 March 2018
Criminal law is one of the most complex areas of Australian law. It's complex in its original structure, and it tends to change regularly in accordance with the political and local climate. Some changes to the current laws may reduce the rights that people have when they are suspected of committing a crime. Therefore, criminal law attorneys play an important role in ensuring that your rights are adequately protected under the law and that you clearly understand what steps you should take if you're suspected of committing a crime.
Surprising Things You Probably Can't Include In Your Will
22 February 2018
It's usually not a good idea to attempt to write your own will, as there are many legalities that address how a will should be worded and signed and which can affect whether or not the courts recognize that will as valid once you've passed away. You may also overlook some items that should be included in your will, such as the care of your pet, and there are some things that you actually cannot include or dictate in your will!
Determining Who Keeps the Dog After a Divorce
17 January 2018
It might sound odd, even rather cold, and yet in the event of a divorce did you know that the family dog can be treated just like any other shared property to be divided? While of course your dog is a sentient being and its welfare is catered for under applicable legislation, your dog can seemingly have the same status as your living room furniture in a divorce. This can be problematic when two parties are arguing about who gets to keep the dog.