Commonly Asked Questions About Hiring a Lawyer For the First Time

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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

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement? Here's What You Need to Know

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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

When It's Best to Hire a Law Firm

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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

Reasons to Hire Personal Injury Lawyers after an Auto Accident

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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

Three Important Elements in the Conveyancing Process

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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

Practical Tips for Efficient DIY Separation and Divorce Negotiations

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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

When a Family Lawyer Should Be Called for a Divorce Case

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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

Writing A Will? When To Use A Solicitor

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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

Signs That Your Divorce Proceedings May Need the Services of a Lawyer

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Handling your divorce proceedings without a lawyer may save you some money at the time of your divorce, but it can actually be much more costly for your down the road. A good lawyer can also save you some headaches and hassles during this very difficult time. If you're not sure if you need to consult with a lawyer during your divorce and are assuming the cost is not worth their services, note a few signs that indicate that a consultation is in order.

20 July 2015

Why You Need to Hire a Good Criminal Defense Attorney

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There is an old saying that when someone defends themselves in court, they have a fool for a client. This may seem like a harsh thought, but there are many good reasons to hire a criminal defense attorney when you've been charged with any type of crime, and especially if the charges are very serious. While you may think you can argue your own case, note a few of the reasons why it's best to leave this in the hands of a professional.

24 June 2015