Be Prepared to Redo Your Estate Planning After You Immigrate to Australia

If you're a U.S. resident or citizen who is making the leap to living in Australia permanently, you've got a lot of work ahead of you. It's all doable, but write down everything lest you forget, because you're going to find that more and more of your life needs to be redone and restructured. Estate planning is one of these areas. Even if you don't intend to change beneficiaries, you have to be sure that your estate planning documents are legal under Australian law. Read More 

Gathering Evidence for a Car Accident Claim

When you find yourself in a car accident, it can feel scary regardless of how bad the damage is. At some stage, you may want to make a claim to recover costs for damage to your vehicle, your property and yourself. Successfully completing a car accident claim usually means meeting certain standards of evidence. Here is what you may need to look for. Other Driver's Details The key starting point for any claim is to have the other driver's details. Read More 

4 Reasons Why You Can Contest a Will

If you thought you were going to be a beneficiary of a will and didn't receive the bequest you expected, then you might have a case to contest the will. To do this, you need to prove that the will was wrong in some way. When can you do this? 1. The Will Isn't the Most Recent Copy In some cases, the will that is read after a death isn't the most recent will the person made. Read More 

4 Questions To Ask Your Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer could seem like an easy task, right? After all, there are thousands of lawyers in Australia. Below is an excerpt discussing some questions to ask your lawyer before signing the engagement contract. With luck, they will ensure that you hire the best lawyer to handle your issue.  What Is Your Speciality?  Although lawyers have similar academic qualifications, they choose to specialise in different aspects of the law. For instance, some lawyers will specialise in family law, others criminal law or compensation suits. Read More 

Resolve Family Disputes the Legal Way: 4 Reasons to Involve a Family Lawyer

Family disputes can be nerve-wracking. While you can resolve some among your family members, sometimes you need a lawyer's intervention. For instance, in issues involving the end of a marriage or property division, an experienced lawyer is better-positioned to handle the case. Take a look at four instances when hiring a family lawyer might be necessary. 1. You are Getting Married Soon Some people get married without consulting a legal practitioner. Read More