Do You Really Need Legal Services for a Divorce?

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In many areas, there are divorce laws that allow couples to write up their own agreement without having to determine if someone is at fault for the divorce or have a judge oversee their case. While it can be cheaper to go without a lawyer or legal advice during a divorce, you might note when legal services may be a better option. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind.

30 September 2015

When It Can Be Good to Hire a Solicitor

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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

Reasons to Hire an Injury Lawyer

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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

Why Have a Family Lawyer Prepare a Prenuptial Agreement?

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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

Legal Matters Handled By Solicitors

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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

Services You Can Get From an Immigration Lawyer

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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

Dealing With Drug Charges In Australia: What The Prosecution Must Prove

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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