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  • Why You Need to Pay Particular Attention to Estate Matters When a Loved One Is Nearing the End

    13 November 2017

    If you have a loved one who is very elderly and approaching the end of their life, you will obviously have to pay attention to their everyday needs and ensure that you make preparations for their passing. So that matters go ahead as smoothly as possible after that fateful day, you must also ensure that their last will and testament has been prepared carefully and conscientiously. Why is it particularly important that you oversee this process personally and what can happen if you don't?

  • Divorce: 3 Steps You Need to Take

    13 February 2017

    The process of divorcing your partner can be upsetting and difficult, particularly if your relationship has completely broken down. Unfortunately, many Australian marriages end in divorce. While it will no doubt be a trying time, there are steps you can take to ensure that you exit your marriage in a way which does not ruin your life. Stay in the family home unless your attorney recommends otherwise When a marriage breaks down, things can get messy.

  • How To Avoid A Will Contest

    16 November 2016

    When you write your last will and testament, the last thing you want is for your wishes to be contested by your beneficiaries after your death.  In order to avoid this situation arising, take note of the following helpful tips. Write your will when you are fit and healthy A very common ground for contesting a will is the accusation that the person writing it was not of sound mind when they did so.

  • When You May Need the Services of a Family Lawyer

    31 March 2016

    A family lawyer may handle divorce and child custody cases more often than most other types of cases, but these aren't the only family law matters on which they can advise. Note when it's good to make an appointment with this type of professional and how they can protect your rights in various domestic situations beyond divorce and custody issues. 1. When living with someone When you're legally married to someone, there are certain provisions you're given as a couple just because of having that marriage certificate.

  • What to Do If You Have to Appear in Court for Your Family Law Hearing

    9 March 2016

    Family law proceedings can be fraught. While the current family law processes encourage participants to resolve their issues through mediation before appearing in court, it may not always be successful. If worse comes to worst and you are forced to appear in court, here are some important things to remember.  Dress for the Occasion Appearing in court is a serious matter, and the judge will want to see that you care enough to turn up on time and dress appropriately.