Starting out afresh

  • 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.