Last Will and Testament: The Benefits of Estate Planning

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Last Will and Testament: The Benefits of Estate Planning

After I had an accident and had to spend some time in the hospital, I decided that it was time to make a will and do some estate planning. After all, you never know what is around the corner, and I would hate for a family member to miss out on inheriting from me if I were to suddenly pass away. I worked with a lawyer to draft a will. We then discussed the various ways I could arrange my estate. I had been worried that I wouldn’t understand the different legal terms, but my lawyer took the time to carefully explain them. I am now much happier knowing that everything is in place. I decided to set up this blog to offer tips to other people who are in the process of planning their estate.


What Can You Do If You’re Suffering Financial Hardship after an Accident?

22 August 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you've been involved in a serious road accident, these can be very traumatic times. You can feel as if your life has been turned upside down as you try and deal with your injuries, your car may have been classified as a total loss and you may not be able to work. These issues can be difficult enough to deal with in the short term, but you may also have a long road ahead of you as you try to recover. Read More …

Can an At-Fault Driver Seek Compensation?

29 June 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Most people understand that compensation laws are in place across Australia to help those who have been injured in an incident, due to no fault of their own. If they were driving along the road and minding their own business, only to be sideswiped by a car that failed to stop at their junction, this will usually be covered by insurance companies. However, what about the driver who failed to stop in this way and hit the other vehicle? Read More …

Leaving Money to a Charity in Your Will: What to Consider

18 May 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

When preparing their wills, many people begin to consider the possibility of leaving a certain amount to the charity or charities of their choice⸺organisations working in a field that is important to them. It can be a gesture that is both thoughtful and important, and it is relatively straightforward to do. However, when bequeathing money to a charity in your will, there are a few points that you need to consider. Read More …

Aspects to Consider When Relocating with Children after Divorce

3 April 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

In divorce or separation cases, the primary consideration of a family court is always the well-being of the children. One way that courts look after children during the separation of spouses is allowing both parents access to the kids. However, if you have sole physical custody of children during your divorce and you wish to relocate, then the situation becomes a bit tricky if your partner has joint legal custody. If you find yourself in such a case, this article highlights what is expected of you. Read More …

Family Law – Determinants of Spousal Maintenance

26 February 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Considering how emotionally draining divorce proceedings can be, it is not surprising that some couples may turn on eh other at the dissolution of their marriage. Resultantly, every step in the divorce process becomes combative rather than collaborative. With this type of mentality, it is unsurprising that some couples may view spousal maintenance a punishment or reward depending on which end of the spectrum they stand. The payee may feel like they are being punished for leaving whereas the receiver may feel like the spousal maintenance is owed to them. Read More …