Estate Planning for a Blended Family

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Distributing your estate is a complicated process which involves balancing your wishes with those of your family. Many of the Australian laws that regulate estate planning are outdated. That means that if you have separated from or divorced your first spouse and moved on to start a new family, estate planning can be difficult. Seeking advice from wills and estate lawyers is very important for blended families, as many of the dispositions you wish to make can become more difficult due to your first marriage.

20 December 2017

Why Simplicity Is Far From Ideal When Creating Your Last Will

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In reality, there is no such thing as a "straightforward" last will and testament. After all, the individual affairs of a dying person can be complicated by so many different factors, and they will invariably have a variety of different asset categories that can be affected by a number of different pieces of legislation. The situation becomes even more complex should the individual in question have been previously married but separated and where children are involved in this scenario.

17 November 2017

What You Need To Know About Court-Made Family Violence Intervention Orders

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Many people across Australia silently endure being subjected to violence perpetrated by a family member simply because they feel helpless or don't know what they can do about the issue. A court-issued family violence intervention order, also called a domestic violence order, is meant to protect victims of family violence from their abusers. The order basically comprises a set of conditions that must not be broken by the accused party in order to ensure protection of the affected family member.

9 October 2017

Debt Collection: Crucial Guidelines on Making Collection Calls

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Credit is valuable in business because it separates the pleasure of purchase from the pain of payment. Therefore, if you provide this option to your customers, you will increase your total sales. Consequently, you will build more revenue than you would if credit was not available to your clients. On the other hand, customers can fail to pay for the procured goods and services in time. The accumulated debt can translate into cash flow problems for your business.

5 September 2017

2 Things That Can Hurt Your Child Custody Case

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In child custody cases, the judge determines who will get custody of a child based upon what they consider to be best for the child. Generally speaking, parents found guilty of child abuse and neglect are deemed unfit to be given custody rights over their child. If you are recently divorced or separated from your ex-partner and want to fight for custody of your child, being guilty of the following forms of child abuse and neglect can really hurt your case in court.

17 August 2017

Ways for Spouses to Avoid a Disruptive Divorce

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The relationship between a husband and wife could get complicated at some point in their lives. While family lawyers will advise partners to do everything they can to avoid divorce, the good memories of some relationships can only be salvaged by divorce. That is not to say that divorces shouldn't be nasty. With proper understanding and willingness by both parties concerning the situation at hand, divorces can be made as civil as possible.

20 July 2017

Why You Need to Be Afraid of Slip and Fall Claims at Your Place of Work

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The term "slip and fall" is very well known in compensation trial cases across the country. It is one of the main reasons for such claims to be made and is a cause of a lot of workplace injuries during each year. If you are an employer, you should be worried about this particular phrase and its consequences. It may be difficult for you to protect yourself completely from claims made in this area, but you can take certain steps to try and protect yourself going forward.

20 June 2017

What Do You Need to Know about New Identity Regulations during the Conveyancing Process?

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Many different rules exist across various states and territories, to help make the process of conveyancing work properly. From time to time, these rules can change and it's important to keep up with any modifications, in order to ensure that you are better protected during such dealings. One of the more recent changes involves new rules relating to how individual identity needs to be verified during a transaction. What do you need to know about these rules?

20 June 2017

Why Your Workers' Compensation Claim May Be Denied

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It is prudent for all businesses, particularly those that hire manual labourers, to have workers' compensation. These benefits act as a safety net for employees who may acquire injuries while at work that would make them unable to earn a living as they recuperate. Nevertheless, being offered workers' compensation does not automatically translate into receiving them in the event that you are involved in an accident. Knowing the reason why your claim may not be fulfilled would enable you to know what to do in case you do become injured at work.

14 June 2017

Do You Need to Trademark Your Logo?

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If you have a successful business, one of the assets of the business can be the name and identifiable logo of the business, as this can attract customers and be a way to capture some brand loyalty. However, applying for a trademark on your logo can be expensive and time-consuming. Here are some questions to help you to decide if you need to trademark your logo.  How distinct is your logo?

5 June 2017