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Property Law: Extinguishing and Modifying Easements

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In property law, an easement can be defined as the non-possessory right to enter and use the real estate of another entity. Easements are designed to ensure convenient passage across pieces of land or the right of way. Also, they provide individuals with access to a shared resource on private property such as ponds and beaches which they would not be able to access otherwise. However, some easements can become an unnecessary legal burden to the owner of the land, especially if they were instituted long time ago.

24 September 2017

How the Courts Award Alimony

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Court cases relating to marriage matters are often shrouded in controversy because of the high stakes involved. When it comes to determining partner maintenance or alimony, the courts and family lawyers have to consider a number of different factors before they can reach a final decision. Here is a look at what some common factors that influence the court's decision on how much maintenance a divorced or separated partner should be awarded.

3 August 2017

Can my compensation claim be denied?

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Workers' compensation is basically an insurance program that protects employees from injuries and illnesses that arise out of or in the course of their employment without the need to file a lawsuit against his or her employer or co-worker. Nevertheless, not all compensation claims are accepted, leaving the employee injured and unremunerated. Here are some of the reasons that may lead to the denial of a workers' compensation claim. Covered employees

24 January 2017

Were Your Rights Violated When You Were Arrested?

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If you have been arrested by the police, then you may feel as if your world is crashing down around you. You may be confused, scared and annoyed at the same time, but may also be aware that you have your own rights according to the law. Do you believe that you were fairly treated during the entire process, or do you believe that you have some kind of recourse against the arresting authorities?

21 November 2016

What You Need to Know about Conveyancing When Buying a Home

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For most people buying a property is a rare occurrence. Indeed, some people only do this one time in their lives. As such, it can represent a significant risk if you try to do it yourself not only in terms of legal and financial aspects, but also in terms of emotional upset if you happen to lose the "house of your dreams." What do you need to know about the process involved?

10 November 2016

When Is The Right Time To Create A Will?

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It is always said that not enough people create wills, and that is very true. One of the reasons why most people never get around to this most important task is because they do not consider themselves as owning anything worthy of noting in a will. Unfortunately, this is often incorrect. Many adults without a will own property that should be in a will. So when is the right time to prepare a will?

7 November 2016

How to Avoid the Effects of Social Media on Your Personal Injury Claim

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Social media has made it possible for people to share almost every aspect of their lives with the public. If you are filing a personal injury claim, it is important to be mindful of the type of information that you share over the internet. Such information can be used strategically by the defense to harm your claim. Here are some of the ways in which social media can affect your personal injury claim, and measures that you can take to avoid its interference with the case.

2 November 2016

The Bail Process: What You Need to Know if You Find Yourself in Jail

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If you are ever arrested, the first thing you will want to do is secure your release from the police jail on bail. Bail typically takes the form of cash or property which is placed in the trust of the court in exchange for your immediate release. The court will use the cash or property as a security deposit which will compel you to appear when summonsed to court. If you fail to appear, the court will seize the money or property and take ownership of it.

28 October 2016

Tips on Winning Your Sole Custody Case

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In child custody cases involving divorced or separated parents, the rights and welfare of the child in question generally reign supreme. But not all parents are willing to share custody of their child once they have parted ways. Some file for full custody where one parent seeks to be granted the right to live with the child and make all decisions involving the welfare of the child without consulting the other parent.

27 October 2016

Insolvency and Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?

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You might hear people use the terms 'insolvency' and 'bankruptcy' as though they're interchangeable—but there is, in fact, a clear distinction. Insolvency Insolvency is a legal term, and can be applied to either businesses or individuals. There are two technical definitions of insolvency: When your or your businesses assets—the saleable things that you own—are worth less than your debts and other liabilities, and When you have or your business has become incapable of meeting debt repayments and other bills when they're due.

27 October 2016