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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are you thinking of travelling to a new country for an extended period of time? You may be concentrating on the travelling tickets, work permits and passing the immigration department tests so that you can travel. Nevertheless, what happens upon landing in your destination? There are essential services that you need for your comfort and safety before you go about your activities. Thankfully, you can work with a migration agency that offers post-landing services that come into act the moment you arrive at your destination.
31 August 2016