law

  • A Guide on How to Write a Will


    The thought of dying scares most people. However, it is advisable to plan for your family's well-being once you die. One way of doing this is by writing a will. This article provides a few tips for people that intend to write a will.  Hiring a wills and estate lawyer It is advisable to engage a wills and estates lawyer when writing your will. The lawyer will ensure that your will is legally binding.
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  • 3 Asbestos-Related Illnesses that May Result in the Need for Compensation


    If you were exposed unknowingly to asbestos through a rental home or through work, you may consider seeing compensation lawyers. In many cases, you may not realize you were exposed to asbestos until you are diagnosed with one of the key illnesses related to asbestos exposure. Here are three of the asbestos-related illnesses that may result from exposure to asbestos and what you need to know about their connection to the exposure for compensation purposes.
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  • Disputed Will: Top Tips to Avoid Inheritance Woes


    The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things a family will have to go through.  Disputes over inheritance can add even more stress and sorrow to this already challenging period, hindering the natural grieving process and potentially causing long lasting damage to the family unit. However, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of a dispute over your assets after death. 
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  • Potential Defences to Downgrade a Murder Charge


    The defenses available to a defendant on a murder charge vary from state to state, but all states allow for murder charges to be downgraded to manslaughter if the act was intentional but the intent was not to kill the victim. This includes self defence or violent confrontation where the intent is to stop the victim from harming the defendant. Family Violence Murder tends to be an immensely personal crime, with only 26% of crimes occurring where the victim and assailant are strangers.
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  • Making sure a child support decision is as fair as possible


    A separation is usually a complicated procedure for everybody involved, not only because the emotional aspects of it. There are many procedures and legal requirements that must be met to ensure a divorce is being handled correctly. One of the largest factors to consider in a separation between two adults is if there are any children involved. Aside from deciding on custody, you'll also need to face the question about child support.
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  • Planning for Your Family's Future: How to Ensure Your Superannuation Goes to the Right People


    Some 45% of Australians do not have a valid will. A comprehensive will is perhaps the most important aspect of estate planning, so it's vital that you have one. When you are determining which of your beneficiaries will receive your assets, you also need to think about another asset that each working Australian has. While your superannuation can certainly be bequeathed to a certain person (or people), there is a specific process for doing so.
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  • When Would You Need to Hire a Probate Lawyer?


    A probate lawyer is someone who handles the last will and testament of a person, and works as an estate or trust lawyer after that person has died. In most areas you are not legally required to hire a probate lawyer to draw up a will and have it considered legal and valid after your death, and in some cases you may not need a probate lawyer to handle an estate after a person has passed away.
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  • What Expert Witnesses Do You Need During a Car Accident Case?


    Some people neglect hiring expert witnesses when their car-accident case goes to court. Such people may not know the contribution that expert witnesses make towards the successful conclusion of their case. This article discusses some expert witnesses that would provide invaluable help in case you were involved in a car accident and went to court. Accident Reconstruction Experts Many people are so traumatised by an accident that they are unable to recount what exactly happened before, during and after the incident.
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  • How a Private Investigator Can Be Helpful During Your Divorce Case


    Going through a divorce is a very trying time for former spouses who now look at each other as adversaries. Such a time also strains the finances of the parties involved so you may be wondering whether you should hire a private investigator to work alongside your divorce lawyer. This article discusses the different ways through which you can benefit from the involvement of a private investigator. Collection of Evidence of Adultery
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  • 2 Common Types of Wills and Estate Planning


    A wills and estate lawyer such as someone from Delaney & Delaney Solicitors is a professional who can help you plan the distribution of your assets, as well as make provisions in the event that you become incapacitated. If you are interested in setting up a will or planning your estate, here are two of the most common types of directives you can establish for yourself and your heirs. Living Trust -- A living trust is a legal document that is similar to a will, but with a living trust there are no probate proceedings.
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