You may not need to hire a solicitor for every business decision or financial transaction you make, but there are times when it's good to get their advice before signing certain paperwork or making decisions that will affect you long-term. If you've never thought about hiring a solicitor for yourself, note a few times when it can be needed in order to protect you financially and otherwise. 1. When conveying property
3 September 2015
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, chances are you are already starting to realise what a costly ordeal it is. Lost wages as well as medical expenses can get you in debt even before you get out of the hospital. Even if you were not the one who caused the accident and you have the facts to back that up, you still need to look into hiring a personal injury lawyer.
18 August 2015
The idea of signing a prenuptial agreement may seem distasteful to some engaged couples, as it sounds like you're planning on ending the marriage before it's even begun. However, it's good to remember that a marriage is a legally binding contract, and going through a divorce can mean facing some surprising circumstances that you wish you had worked out before you exchanged vows. Note a few reasons why you might have a family lawyer prepare a prenuptial agreement and how such an agreement can protect each person:
27 July 2015
When you need legal help that doesn't involve going to court, a solicitor may be your best option. Unlike barristers, solicitors don't make their living arguing cases in front of a judge, but they are still highly trained legal professionals versed in civil and commercial law. Here are some of the legal matters that they can help you resolve. Debt Recovery -- If you are a business owner who wants to recover a debt from a client, a solicitor can help secure what's due.
2 July 2015
Whether you're a citizen or permanent resident who wants to marry someone out of the country, or you're a student from abroad attempting to obtain a visa to study in Australia, immigration lawyers in your area can offer you a number of services to meet your needs: Partner Visas -- Immigration lawyers can help you obtain a partner visa, whether your partner is of the opposite gender, or of the same-sex.
12 June 2015
Recent studies have suggested that Australia has one of the world's most serious drug problems. As a result, penalties for selling or trafficking of a controlled drug can be quite serious. For example, selling or trafficking of even 1 gram of heroin, cocaine or any amphetamines can result in $5,500 and/or 2 years in jail if the conviction is dealt with in local courts or $220,000 and/or 15 years in jail if the conviction is dealt with in district courts.
19 May 2015
Power of Attorney is an official document that gives legal authority or privilege to an individual who is known as an attorney or representative to act on behalf of another who is known as the principal. The appointed attorney or representative can act on behalf of the principal in economic dealings, including signing checks, purchasing or selling real estate or banking. In this case, the attorney's signature is lawfully effective to the same degree as if the principal has appended their signature on any document.
21 April 2015