A Will and a Living Trust: What’s the Difference?

6 November 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

Almost everyone needs estate planning. Why? Well, because nearly everyone has an estate! Your estate is made up of all things that you own. It may consist of your house, car, life insurance, savings account, jewellery, and other property, both real and personal. Estate planning involves making a decision ahead of time on exactly who is to benefit from your estate when you die, and to what extent. It can either start with a will or a living trust. Read More 

Instances Where You May Have to Go to Court over Child Custody

29 September 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

The Australian family law system encourages people to resolve family law matters out of court whenever they can. Out of court settlements can be reached through alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and negotiation. Of course, there will be circumstances where it is not possible to resolve the matter in question without resorting to court action. If you're entangled in a family law dispute with your former spouse over who should have custody of the children, you should seek counsel from a family law lawyer before acting on the matter. Read More 

Importance of a Buy-Sell Agreement in Business Partnerships

1 September 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Various business agreements come in handy when creating, running and terminating a business partnership. Of these, in a business partnership involving several owners with specific obligations, unfortunate events may occur like the death of one of the business owners, divorce or bankruptcy. As a result, this shareholder may end connections with the company. Planning for such eventualities well in advance is important, or else the remaining business owners may face serious business challenges. Read More 

Why a Small Difference in Assessment Could Seriously Affect Lump-Sum Conversation after an Accident

19 July 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

It can be difficult to deal with the psychological and physical effects of an injury sustained at work without needing to worry about the financial impact as well. However, it's likely that you will have some serious economic repercussions and should pursue compensation as vigourously as possible. As is always the case, each situation is different, and it may be difficult to determine just how much cash you are entitled to. Read More 

When Do the Interests of a Parent Override the Interests of a Child in Separation Disputes?

29 June 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When the dust has settled after a breakup, both parties have decided how to form their new lives and an order has been issued regarding custody of the children, everything can get back to normal. Sometimes, however, one of the parents will decide that they want to move away to the far side of the country. If they essentially have primary custody of the children, how does this affect not just the other parent, but the children as well? Read More