Australian workers may think that the only two things guaranteed in life are death and taxes, but in many respects, they are lucky to be able to take advantage of workers' compensation insurance as well. This coverage is now settled law and was put in place to safeguard any employees who become ill while working in a recognised job. While the protection can certainly provide good quality medical treatment and the right amount of financial assistance when it's needed, if it's going to be as streamlined as possible, you have to pay attention.
18 September 2018
Bankruptcy is not a decision to make lightly, as this financial move shows up on your permanent credit rating for many years and may affect your ability to get credit cards, a loan, and so on. However, it also offers relief from debt that is taking away money you might need to pay your bills and relief from the daily stress you might feel because of your debt. Since the decision is not one to be made lightly, you should discuss the option with a bankruptcy attorney, but note a few signs that it might be time to make that appointment.
27 July 2016
Hiring a lawyer for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, as you may see literally dozens of ads from lawyers who all promise to fight for your case and your rights. How can you find the right one when it comes to litigation or criminal defense or whatever your legal needs? Note a few commonly asked questions about hiring a lawyer for the first time and this can make the process easier for you overall.
25 January 2016
It's not as though you would like to embark upon a serious, committed relationship with one eye on the possibility of things not working out. Having said that, around one in three first marriages will end in divorce, and de facto relationships do not fare much better. Ending a committed relationship is never easy, and the separation will be amicable if you're lucky. Things do not always proceed quite so smoothly, and there can often be a conflict when it comes to the division of financial and physical assets, as well as the matter of any ongoing financial maintenance that is to be made to either party.
22 December 2015
It can be tricky to know when to call a law firm versus handling matters on your own, because very often you're legally allowed to represent yourself in court, file your own divorce papers, create your own will, and so on. You might be tempted to handle certain legal issues yourself to save the fees of an attorney, but this can actually be a mistake and wind up costing you more money down the road.
12 November 2015
Being involved in an auto accident can be minorly inconvenient or fatal. These accidents can occur due to a myriad of reasons, thus, it would be pertinent to have legal counsel so as to know where the blame should be assigned. You may think that you were an innocent bystander only to realize there is evidence incriminating you in the accident too! Here are some of the reasons why you should consider enlisting the services of personal injury lawyers.
22 October 2015
The purchase of new residential property is an expensive investment. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the property transfer process is legal and permanent. This will prevent future problems if another party claims to have rights over your asset. Conveyancing is this process in which the legal title linked to a property is transferred from one entity to another. You will need to go through the procedure when buying or selling property and land.
23 September 2015
Separation and divorce are traumatic for all parties involved. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the processes are performed efficiently. But there are diverse aspects to consider before the legal termination of the marriage is fully concluded. The most important elements are the parenting agreements and plans for finances. It is advisable to engage qualified divorce lawyers to handle your case. They are experienced in divorce negotiations and their emotions are not compromised, therefore they will represent your interests objectively.
14 September 2015
While you may want to get through your divorce as quickly and as cheaply as possible, you also want to ensure that you make the right decision for the entire process. This is because your divorce settlement will affect you for years to come, and it may be more difficult to make changes to that settlement than you realize. Note a few times when you definitely want to call a family lawyer to at least advise you on a divorce case.
25 August 2015
It's a long agreed upon debate that writing a will is the most prudent thing anyone can do in order to provide for their family for when they have passed on. There are many ways to get a will done in Australia. The process has, in fact, become so easy that there are online apps that can guide as you write it. Using a solicitor to draw up a will can be considered an expensive way to get it done.
6 August 2015