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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

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

What Do You Need to Know about No-Fault Divorce?

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You may be going through the unfortunate circumstances associated with separation. You may understand that your marriage has broken down and consider this to be irretrievable. You may be starting to think of formalising the end of your marriage, but what do you need to prove in order to proceed with this and will all of your private details be made public? How Divorce Once Was At one time one of the parties applying for a divorce had to prove that the other party was at fault in some way in order for the courts to make a judgement.

25 October 2016

Separation Woes | 3 Preparatory Actions Before You Head To A Divorce Meeting With Your Family Lawyer

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According to the ABS, the divorce numbers in Australia decreased in 2014 by 1,140, while the median duration between marriage and divorce in 2014 was 12 years. While the decrease is promising, divorce is still a reality that many Australians have to go through. If you're planning to file for divorce, it pays to discuss the issue with your family lawyer. Prepare well with these actions before your divorce meeting.

23 September 2016