When to Hire a Solicitor for a Divorce Proceeding

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It's very good when a divorcing couple can settle their differences and work out a divorce agreement between themselves; they can then have legal documents for their divorce drawn up and finalized. However, it's often the case that a couple will disagree on many matters during a divorce, some of which are better left to a solicitor to negotiate. How do you know when you should have your disagreements handled by a solicitor in order to protect your interests?

20 July 2015

Can You Be Held Liable for Your Housemate's Drug Dealing?

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Living in a shared house situation opens you up to a lot of new information about people you may or may not have know that well before you moved into the same house. If you suddenly realise that your housemate may be supplementing their income with illegal activities such as drug dealing, you may be concerned that you could also be found criminally liable. Here is a guide to the factors the court will consider if it becomes a legal issue.

23 June 2015

4 Complications That Can Delay Your Conveyancing Process

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Conveyancing is a delicate process where you get to acquire a property, or vice versa (when selling or gifting). For both parties, one of the key concerns is that the process should unfold smoothly without delays. This is important as you may be trying to acquire your dream house or may be selling and are in need of the money. However, complications and the following scenarios can delay the completion of the process.

27 May 2015

What Do Animal Lawyers Do?

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Although lawyers have been dealing with legal matters concerning animals, animal law as a primary practice is a fairly new area of law to the public and legal field. In most cases, animals are often treated as property of their owners and any legal dispute concerning them means they are only recognized and handled as the owner's property. However, animal lawyers are trying to change this categorization to something more than property, especially in regards to all the animal rights listed in the constitution.

27 April 2015

Working Legally in Australia: Visa Types, Restrictions and Benefits

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There are repercussions of getting employment without official permits or Australian work visas--possibly paying heavy fines. In addition, if you breach the conditions of your current visa, you may be forced to leave the country for good. Your employer will also be fined for illegal hiring, and they may be charged with a criminal offense. Therefore, it is important to understand the laws and regulation that govern working in Australia if you are planning to migrate into the country.

13 April 2015

Obesity related employment discrimination in Australia

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Under Australian law there are a number of protected attributes race, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer's responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, nationality and social origin. While obesity has been cited in research as causing discrimination in the workplace, under Australian law the treatment of obesity (as a physical disability) is treated on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the job and the discriminatory behaviour.

20 March 2015

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Road Accident?

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There is no question about the importance of the legal services provided by a personal injury lawyer. In a large number of cases, the question is on the necessity of these services, considering that it is not a cheap undertaking. However, despite the financial implications of hiring one such expert, there are several situations in which one cannot avoid doing so. The article below discusses a few of these situations especially for the benefit of accident victims.

12 March 2015

4 Important Tips to Remember When Being Harassed or Stalked

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Being harassed or stalked is often more terrifying than people realize, as it often escalates over time. Stalking and harassing may soon become vandalism to property, slander and defamation to a person's family or coworkers, and then even physical violence.  A person may be harassed by an ex-spouse or former boyfriend or girlfriend, by someone with whom they work, or even by a neighbor with whom they've had a disagreement.

25 February 2015

Will you have to pay spousal maintenance?

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Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is not granted automatically for a relationship breakdown. The court considers whether the relationship has limited the ability of one partner to earn an income, the age and health of both parties, the financial resources of both parties and any expectations of financial support within the marriage in line with the provisions in the Family Law Act 1975. This article will answer some questions you may have about spousal support.

24 February 2015

Four Things To Know About Hiring An Immigration Lawyer In Australia

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If you are planning to move to Australia or if you have a loved one moving from out of country, you may want to consider hiring an immigration lawyer. If you do hire one, there are a few things you should know that will prepare you for your first consultation and help ease the process along. Here are four main key points to keep in mind. Always Have A Consultation

23 February 2015