Law

As an Employer, Are You Categorising Your Staff Correctly?

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As any business expands, owners or managers may need to take on additional employees. There may be an element of uncertainty attached to this growth, however, and the business will want to be as flexible as possible to keep all costs in check. Many employers may, therefore, seek to take on these additional staff members on a casual basis, but if they do, they will need to be very clear about the terms and conditions.

6 May 2020

3 Ways to Help You Slash Unnecessary Costs When Planning Your Estate

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Estate planning isn't just a delicate process, but it's an expensive one too. However, the amount of money you spend on estate planning depends on several aspects: your geographic location, attorney's experience level and the complexity of your needs. Luckily, you can work out some ways to make the process affordable and avoid some unnecessary costs during estate planning. Here is what you can do to slash down your estate planning costs:

6 May 2020

Must Conveyancing Be a Nerve-Racking Process? 3 Indisputable Ways You Could Make It Smooth

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First-time property buyers don't always do things right, and they even get confused when handling conveyancing transactions. They don't just find these transactions time-consuming but also complicated. If you don't know how you should handle the conveyancing process, it won't just have flaws, but it could also delay. However, you can do something to make the conveyancing process a smooth experience. Get Your Mortgage Ready Before You Go Home-Hunting Nothing could be quite embarrassing like finding a fairly priced home when the mortgage has delayed or when issues that could stop it arise.

6 May 2020

Does a Child's Opinion About Custody Matter? 3 Things the Courts Consider

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When married couples decide to part ways, they don't always see eye to eye about who should get custody of the children. In such cases, the courts may be called upon to award custody rights to one or both parents based on their children's best interests. Does a child have a say in the final decision made by the courts? If a child is old enough, they can be granted an audience to give their opinion about what they want.

1 May 2020

The Practicalities of Divorce Under Unique Circumstances

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The specifics and circumstances differ from one divorce case to the next. A qualified divorce lawyer will know how to handle these cases accordingly, which is why you should not hesitate to speak to one about your case. Here is a look at some unique circumstances that some divorcing couples have found themselves facing, and what you can expect from your divorce lawyer going forward in these instances. Married for A Very Short Time

29 April 2020

Some Common Loopholes You Should Avoid When Writing an Explicit Will

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Writing a will can be quite confusing and draining, but you've to do it for the best interest of your loved ones. If you die before you have written a will, your family is likely to fight over the property or inheritance. Even if you don't find drafting a will a fun task, you should do it to prevent unnecessary disputes among your beneficiaries once you're dead. Writing a valid will without the input of a competent will lawyer can be a daunting task.

29 April 2020

Why the Family Court System Is More Concerned with Child Welfare Than Warring Parents

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If two parents go through a separation and unfortunate divorce, then they need to do whatever they can to protect the children from the trauma. While they may be laser-focused on going their own ways and splitting up their assets, a family court will be more concerned with the plight of the kids. What factors will a court take into consideration when it comes to ongoing care? Focus on the Kids

28 April 2020

Facing Domestic Violence Charges? Why You Need an Attorney

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The dynamics of the family, the stress of raising kids and spousal arguments could lead to highly charged situations. Such situations are also easily misunderstood. Your partner may accuse you of domestic violence and press charges. Most people do not know the next step to take when facing such charges. Domestic violence charges are serious. Losing the case, therefore, leads to drastic changes in your life. The first thing you should do is hire a domestic violence lawyer.

28 April 2020

Five Things That Tenants Need To Know About Changes To Pet Laws In Victoria

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From March 2020, changes to pet laws in Victoria affect both tenants and landlords. Before the new pet laws, landlords could choose to ban pets from rental properties as part of each rental agreement. After the changes, renters have the right to keep a pet, although they must still ask for consent. However, the responsibility is now on the landlord to object to the request through legal channels. Here are five things that you need to know about the changes to the pet laws.

27 April 2020

Money-Saving Tips to Consider While Sorting Your Legal Matters

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One of the best ways to sort out your legal matters is to hire a solicitor to handle all the essential tasks on your behalf. However, the expenses associated with law matters can add up quickly, and this might discourage you from seeking expert assistance from lawyers. There is a misconception that the money paid to solicitors puts a strain on the budget, and that's why most people choose to handle the legal matters themselves.

27 April 2020