21 July 2016
A collaborative divorce is one that embraces alternative dispute resolution strategies such as mediation and negotiation as opposed to litigation. This concept is increasingly becoming a popular option with Australian couples looking to get divorced. The increasing popularity can somewhat be attributed to various negative aspects associated with the traditional court-based divorce, for which collaborative divorce provides a remedy. This article explains how and why. Open Communication The collaborative process allows for open communication between you and your spouse under the guidance of appointed family law practitioners.
20 July 2016
One of the most commonly types of bankruptcy filed is chapter 7. This type of bankruptcy is also referred to as liquidation bankruptcy as in the end you will have liquidated most of your debt if not all of it! Any non-exempt properties that you may have will be sold. This will be done by your bankruptcy trustee so as to pay off creditors with the proceeds. Exempt properties will remain under your name.
30 June 2016
Criminal law attorneys don't come cheap—there is no dispute about that. Therefore, why hire an attorney if you intend to plead guilty to the charges filed against you? Well, here are four reasons why hiring a criminal law attorney is still important. Examine your case Is it necessary that you plead guilty? A lawyer can examine the evidence in your criminal case, and determine if you have any concrete defenses. For instance, assume you're apprehended without probable cause.
24 June 2016
Thousands of people use Victoria's public transport system every day. Accidents on the network can cause serious, life-changing injuries. The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a publicly funded body that helps people deal with any injuries that occur on the public transport network, but if you need to file a claim through the TAC, you should still seek a lawyer's help. Find out why. You only have a limited time to file your claim
22 June 2016
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere and at any time. If you are in one, the actions you take after the accident go a long way toward protecting your personal injury claim and receiving your compensation. For this reason, the following steps should be undertaken from the time of the accident to filing an injury claim. Report the accident It is important to report a slip and fall accident to the owner of the premises immediately after the accident.
21 June 2016
Purchase and sale of property are sensitive transactions in the real estate industry. If done in the wrong way, a property transfer transaction can derail the entire buying or selling process. Whether you are selling or buying property, you want to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly and that both parties are satisfied. How do you do this? Here are some tips on how to undertake a successful property transfer transaction.
15 June 2016
The decision to call it quits in marriage comes after a long inner struggle. When both spouses agree that they have irreconcilable differences, they might want to consider getting a collaborative divorce rather than a contested divorce. Read on to discover why. Understanding collaborative divorce Essentially, a collaborative divorce involves a team methodology to marriage separation. Rather than treating every matter as a distinct fight to be won, as is the norm in a traditional contested divorce proceeding, a collaborative divorce brings to the table both spouses and a team of experts who work together amicably to arrive at an agreement that suits each party.
14 June 2016
In most areas, couples are allowed to file for a divorce on their own, without the help of a lawyer. This can certainly save them money, but it's not always the best choice. There may be delays in your paperwork and hearings if you don't file things properly or don't provide adequate proof of certain claims, and you may also be assuming you know how the law works in your case.
13 June 2016
If you've been charged with a criminal offense in court, it can be very stressful. Hearing that there's an eye witness to the crime that you allegedly committed can cause you great anxiety. However, there are various ways that your criminal defense attorney may challenge such eye witness testimony. Expose bias If the eyewitness personally knows you, there may be some enmity between the two of you which may cause the eyewitness to incorrectly identify you as the suspect.
13 June 2016
Property division is arguably the most stressful aspect in a divorce proceeding. During property division, the two divorcing parties must agree on the best way to share out marital property, debts and funds. Often, spouses experience suspicion and distrust during this process, given that one of the spouses may sometimes attempt to conceal the identity of assets from the other spouse. If you are going through divorce and feel that the other spouse is hiding assets from you, get in touch with a family law solicitor.