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Critical Questions to Ask an Estate Attorney during Will Preparation

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Most people put off writing their will for the simple reason that they do not want to think of life beyond death. Despite this, wills and estate attorneys advise people to take their time and ensure they have a will in place, especially if they have a lot of property. Therefore, if you are planning on drawing a will, this article highlights key questions you should ask your estate attorney.     Read More»

How the role of estate lawyers has evolved over time

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As people and businesses have continued to acquire large amounts of wealth, the role of an estate lawyer has grown significantly. These lawyers now help their clients to develop a meaningful plan for asset management. More complex property tax laws have also driven up demand for these professional services. If you own large amounts of property, you now almost certainly need an estate lawyer to ensure that your assets are properly managed. Read More»

Don't Let Overseas Laws Stop You from Bequeathing Your Assets

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You may be somebody who likes to diversify their risks and took care to ensure that all your asset eggs were not in one basket as you went through your life. As a base, you may have a certain amount of money in the Australian stock exchange and have a beach property in somewhere like Cairns. However, you may have been an avid traveller as well and have properties and other assets in far-flung countries. Read More»

Buying a Puppy? All May Not Be As It Seems

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A dog is supposed to be man’s best friend according to the age-old saying and an enormous number of homes across Australia count a four-legged friend amongst their occupants. You may be thinking about buying a dog for a friend as you believe it would be a good companion for them, but you need to take some special precautions as you go about this purchase. In particular, you need to be careful where you source the animal so that you don’t encourage animal cruelty. Read More»

Family lawyers can help you navigate complex domestic issues

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Most family lawyers are experts in multiple areas of practice. They have a wide range of legal skills that include drafting and negotiating contracts, legal documents, and pleadings. They are also adept in resolving disputes and managing very emotional situations. Having a family lawyer is a great way to manage your family dynamics. Here are some of the benefits of having a family lawyer. Adequate Representation Family lawsuits can involve serious negotiations and consequences. Read More»

What to Do If You Suspect That a Will Maker May Have Been Unfairly Influenced

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Scarcely a month goes by without some news related to a potential breakthrough in the war against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. While this is good news to the people who are suffering or know somebody who has contracted one of these conditions, the fact remains that many elderly people do not have the necessary mental capacity to understand what is happening in their lives. This is particularly problematic when it comes to the creation of a last will and testament, especially as there are some elements of society who would wish to take advantage of the situation. Read More»

Two Tips for a Simple and Straightforward Divorce

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Getting divorced can be a trying experience, both from a financial and an emotional perspective. Here are two steps you can take to make this legal process as simple and straightforward as possible. Consider going to a mediator before the divorce proceedings begin Many couples who choose to get divorced find it incredibly difficult to communicate clearly and calmly with one another during this process. Their emotions, frustrations and fears for the future often result in them constantly arguing and getting fixated on petty matters. Read More»

3 Factors That Can Affect The Smooth Execution Of Your Will

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It is essential to make sure that you follow all the guidelines when making your will. This is because there are some mistakes that you can make which will affect the execution of your will. Below are various factors that can affect the execution of your will. Not being specific All the beneficiaries are usually very keen when a will is being read out. It would, therefore, be wrong to include vague information. Read More»

How Can You Be Sure That Your New Home Is Going to Be "Future Proof?"

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If you’re young and newlywed, you will hopefully have many years of joy ahead of you as you bring up a family and plan for the future. One of your first big tasks is going to be buying a home and you want to make sure that it is fit for the purpose, not just now but for a long time into the future as well. This is of course going to be one of the biggest decisions of your new lives together, but you’ve got many factors to take into account if you’re going to choose the right property, all things considered. Read More»

Reasons to Hire a Criminal Lawyer When You're Facing Criminal Charges

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When you are charged with a criminal law offence, you can never rule out the possibility of serving a jail sentence. Going to jail may mean leaving you job and not being able to go back to your family at the end of the day. For this reason, it is important to hire a criminal lawyer whenever you’re accused of a crime that could put you behind bars. A criminal lawyer can do a number of things to get you acquitted of the crime you’ve been accused of or to seek the most favourable sentence for you. Read More»