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How to Choose a Property Lawyer

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A property lawyer is a legal expert specialising in the purchase and sale of real estate. The lawyer may represent either the buyer or seller during a real estate transaction. The primary reason why people hire property lawyers is for them to handle the legal aspect of a real estate deal. However, the role of property lawyers has evolved with time, and they do much more than prepare contracts of sale. Below are a few factors that should determine your choice of property lawyer.

21 August 2018

Going Through a Separation? How Social Media Could Get You into Trouble

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In modern day society, everybody is a publisher. A majority of the population has access to one or more of the major social media websites, and many people are active there every single day. This massive change in societal behaviour is already starting to create problems and generate unanswered questions. Unfortunately, the full effect of this seismic shift in behaviour may only become evident many years from now. You may not be aware, but the act of publishing can sometimes create problems for an individual.

29 June 2018

Dos and Don'ts for Seeking Compensation After a Car Accident

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If you get injured in a car accident due to another driver's fault, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. The amount compensated should compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages and any psychological trauma suffered as a result of the accident. However, many people make certain mistakes that cause them to be under-compensated, even when it's evident that the other party was at fault. So, to avoid these mistakes and ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries and losses, you need to observe the following tips.

15 May 2018

All You Need to Know About Spent Convictions

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Criminal records can be detrimental to your life, especially when it comes to job opportunities or travelling overseas. If you have been convicted before, chances are you have a criminal record. However, this does not mean that you should live with the consequences of the criminal record forever. In fact, convictions can be 'spent'. A spent conviction is a term that refers to convictions that do not have to be disclosed and will usually not show on police record checks.

3 April 2018

When to Consult With a Pet Lawyer

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You may not think that getting a pet would require the use of a lawyer, but you might be surprised to learn how many laws regarding the ownership of animals, even domesticated cats and dogs, might affect you and your pet. Note when it's good to consult with a pet lawyer, at least for a consultation, and how their services can protect you. When you want to import an animal

23 February 2018

5 Signs You Should Call a Workers Comp Lawyer

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If you have been injured on the job, you may want to contact a worker's compensation attorney. Wondering if you need help from one of these specialists? If you meet any of the following criteria, you should consider contacting an attorney. 1. Your Boss Has Threatened to Fire You Under Australian law, workers are entitled to protection under workers compensation schemes. If you make a claim, your boss is not legally allowed to fire you.

18 January 2018

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Criminal Law Attorneys

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Taking time to choose a skilled group of criminal law attorneys is essential. While being charged with a criminal offence is stressful, taking the time to make the right decision is important. Your criminal law attorneys will represent you from interviews with police, right through a trial and during sentencing. Putting some thought into your choice and deciding on an experienced, skilled attorney is essential. The wrong choice of criminal law attorney could have disastrous consequences.

27 November 2017

5 Signs You Need to Consult With a Family Lawyer About Adult Guardianship

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Family lawyers don't just deal with divorce, child custody and related issues. They can also help you establish guardianship for an adult. Wondering if you need to consult with a family lawyer about this issue? Here are five signs that you do: 1. Your Developmentally Disabled Child Is About to Become an Adult As a parent, you have a lot of decision making powers over your children. However, if your child is about to become an adult, that can change on a legal level.

18 October 2017

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