A divorce doesn't have to be messy or melodramatic. You and your spouse may have married with the best of intentions. But it didn't work out, and the decision to permanently separate can be instigated by either one of you, or it might even be a mutual decision. So what happens next? Moving Out Generally one of you will move out. There might be a lease on a rental property, shared bank accounts might end up with each of you establishing your own account, and other joint accounts (such as utilities) might be transferred into the name of whoever remains at your previously shared home.
20 May 2020
Family lawyers are well known for their primary focus on divorce and the surrounding legal areas, but that is not all that they cover. There are many dozens of different specialties in law, and so a professional that only focuses on one specific issue is bound to be restricting their clientele. Family lawyers do work outside of divorce proceedings and not just in child custody or annulments but in other, unrelated departments.
27 September 2019
If you have a child with someone you are not married to, or if you are divorcing with your spouse, you may find yourself embroiled in a child custody case. One of your immediate actions in such situations should be to seek the services of a family lawyer. The lawyer will provide insight into the various avenues you can pursue to solve the issue. Below are a few other reasons why you should hire a family lawyer.
19 December 2018
Sometimes it can be very difficult to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Unfortunately, many Australians suffer from some form of emotional disability and find it challenging to address situations or circumstances that others may find normal. If you find yourself in this position, you may prefer to turn for support to your four-legged friends instead of another human being and may rely on an emotional support animal just to get by.
23 October 2018
Challenging or contesting a will can be a daunting task. First, losing a loved one or a family member is difficult and challenging their will makes it an even more emotional process. Also, courts are often wary when it comes to changing wills and going against the wishes of the deceased and will only do so for legitimate reasons. If you or any interested party feels they have been left out of a will, you may consider contesting it.
22 August 2018
A binding financial agreement is a legal contract which outlines a couple's assets and the potential division of these assets and liabilities in case of separation or divorce. This agreement is commonly known as a prenuptial agreement because it is drafted prior to the wedding. However, the financial agreement can be drafted during and after the marriage. It is more favourable to prepare the document before to avoid unnecessary complications. Here are practical tips to help you navigate the preparation of a binding financial agreement.
30 June 2018
It can be scary and disheartening to purchase a baby product only for it to affect the health of your baby. This could be a food product such as defective baby formula, a crib mobile that fell on your child in their sleep or even a toy that was poorly made with small removable parts that almost choked the baby. Whichever the case, such an issue should not be thrown under the rug.
18 May 2018