No Romance Without Finance: Prenuptial Agreements FAQs

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For many couples intending to tie the knot, the thought of signing a prenuptial agreement is often perceived as spelling doom on a marriage that has not even taken off yet. However, one cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that divorce is a reality that may befall any couple. Before dismissing the prenuptial agreement as a romance-killer, get answers to a few commonly asked questions about this important document.

31 December 2015

3 Ways of Fighting a Traffic Ticket

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Many states treat a traffic law violation as a crime. When you get a traffic ticket for violating traffic laws, you will probably be required to pay a fine, and your driver's license may be suspended for a while. If you have been cited for a traffic violation, read on to learn three ways of disputing the ticket. Justify Your Driving Behaviour A good strategy for fighting a traffic ticket is admitting that you breached the traffic laws and presenting a fact that justifies your illegal driving.

16 December 2015

Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements also known as prenups are common for people who want to get married. If you are looking to tie the knot, you need to arrange for a prenup. This article will educate you on why a prenup is important, what happens if you do not have one and what makes it invalid. What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenup is an agreement that establishes the financial and property rights of spouses as a safeguard against a divorce.

18 November 2015

Planning A Divorce? Here's What You Need To Do

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Ending a marriage requires a lot more planning and legal work than it takes to start one in the first place. If you are contemplating a divorce, it is important to understand that it is a process rather than an event. This means that there are a number of processes and steps you will have to go through and plan for before you can call it quits with your significant other.

29 October 2015

Estate Planning: Why Is It Necessary to Write A Will?

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Almost everyone loves to make well-thought-out decisions regarding their finances, health care, property, and loved ones. They do so expecting that others will deal with these matters in accordance with their wishes in case they die. Writing a will is an integral part of the estate planning process, and here are three essential reasons why you had better make one as soon as possible. Distributing property according to your wishes.

23 September 2015

Five Essential Things You Need to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

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If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it can be hard to argue your innocence. However, the right tips and supplies can make it easier. When fighting a false domestic abuse accusation, consider using these five essentials: 1. Recording device In many cases, domestic violence cases devolve into a he-said, she-said scenario. When both parties have a different version of what has happened, it can be impossible to prove your side.

16 September 2015

Things to Consider about Working with a Publicly Traded Law Firm

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Publicly traded law firms, otherwise known as law firms that are owned by a corporation, have seen a lot of press. This is both positive and negative press, but the overall viewpoint is that these types of law firms are able to process more cases effectively, which helps clear the court system and keep backlogs down. As a lawyer, you may have thought about working with a law firm like this.

21 August 2015

3 Pitfalls to Evade When Looking For a Conveyancer

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It's been a long search, but you've finally landed an 'ideal' home for both you and your family. The next step is to find someone who has the expertise to take you through the legal process, conveyancing. You'll have to provide your real estate agent with some information about your conveyancer before they can prepare the final sales and purchase contract; therefore, it's wise to have a good one chosen upfront.

3 August 2015

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