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Last Will and Testament: The Benefits of Estate Planning

After I had an accident and had to spend some time in the hospital, I decided that it was time to make a will and do some estate planning. After all, you never know what is around the corner, and I would hate for a family member to miss out on inheriting from me if I were to suddenly pass away. I worked with a lawyer to draft a will. We then discussed the various ways I could arrange my estate. I had been worried that I wouldn’t understand the different legal terms, but my lawyer took the time to carefully explain them. I am now much happier knowing that everything is in place. I decided to set up this blog to offer tips to other people who are in the process of planning their estate.

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Can debt collectors pursue me overseas if I go on a working holiday?

10 August 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you head overseas for a working holiday it can be a great feeling to think about leaving all of your worries behind. However not all of these worries can be left behind. It you are wondering about whether your debts will chase you overseas, here are some guidelines that explain when a debt collector can pursue you overseas.  Where are you headed? Australia has some agreements with countries that allow mutual assistance in the recovery of debt, commonly known as 'MARD' agreements. Read More …

Three Ways To Have A Budget-Friendly Divorce

10 August 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

No one wins in a divorce, but by the age of 53, 25% of married Australian women have been through a divorce. You already know that hiring a family lawyer is going to help you get through this difficult transition of your life, and they will certainly help to protect your interests while you split the family assets. However, did you know there are certain steps you can take to both help yourself and reduce the cost of receiving legal help? Read More …

Don’t let social media mess up your injury claim

25 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When a lot of people file a personal injury claim, they aren't aware that the defense attorneys can visit their profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites. Many people have a fascination with sharing whatever happens in their lives with the online world and the lawyers know this all too well. As a result, this is one of the first places they will conduct their investigation in order to ascertain whether or not your injury is fake or find mismatching statements with a view of punching holes into your claim. Read More …

Avoiding bankruptcy as a person with a mental incapacitation

19 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are a person with a limited mental capacity or the carer of a person with mental incapacitation, it can be hard to ensure that bills are always paid on time and that the person does not take on more debt than they can pay. Here are some tips to avoid bankruptcy. Sign a power of attorney Most people with a limited mental capacity will have a power of attorney with a trusted person such as a parent or spouse needed to co-sign on any debts. Read More …

Divorce: What to Do if You Can’t Contact Your Partner

16 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

If your relationship with your partner has broken down, you may have lost contact with them. While you may be pleased to be free from your partner, them not being around could pose a problem if you decide to file for divorce. Australian citizens can only apply for a divorce 12 months after you have chosen to end your marriage. You will need to fill out the relevant paperwork and file it with your local Federal Circuit Court. Read More …