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From Traditional to Innovative: Blogs About Legal Matters

There have been a few times in my life that I have needed a lawyer, and during those times, their help was invaluable. I worked with lawyers during the custody battle for my kids, when I dissolved the partnership for my business and after I suffered an injury at work. In this blog, I plan to write about the law from a range of angles. I may share posts inspired by my personal experiences, what's popular in the news or what strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I have a daughter, Oliva. I manage a medical clinic, and I love blogging. I hope you like the results. My name is Melinda, and thanks for reading!

From Traditional to Innovative: Blogs About Legal Matters

    Top Signs You Should Research the Pet Laws in Your State and Country

    Although there are a lot of things that you have to think about when it comes to being a pet owner – such as making sure that you know how to take care of your pet and that you can afford to have a pet – one thing that you might have never thought much about, is looking into your state and federal pet laws. However, there are a variety of situations in which it's a good idea to research pet laws that might apply to you, such as in the situations listed here.

    Two Myths about Wills and Estates Solicitors

    Here are two myths about wills and estates solicitors. Myth: They won't take young people who enquire about their services seriously Some people think that only elderly people or those with serious illnesses need to write up wills. Because of this, many young people do not utilise the services of wills and estates solicitors, as they think that if they book an appointment to draw up their will when, for example, they're in their twenties, the solicitor will not take them seriously and or might even find the notion of it quite funny.

    What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work?

    As an employee, you can accidentally get injured physically at work. This can be from a cut, a fall that leads to a blunt force injury on or in any part of your body, broken bones, getting burnt, losing your sight or hearing, etc. Sometimes, the injury is not physical; mental problems resulting from harassment, bullying or being overworked are also classified as workplace injuries. Here's what you should do if you encounter these forms of workplace injuries:

    Should Your Kids Have a Say in Determining Their Own Custody Arrangements?

    One of the most complicated aspects of separating from your partner is the custody arrangements for your children. Broadly speaking, these arrangements are determined in line with what is in the best interests of your children, with the specifics of custody formalised in a parenting order. This order is typically negotiated during mediation, and you have the right to engage a solicitor specialising in family law to assist you during these negotiations so that you can be sure that the end result is definitely in the best interests of your children.

    Look into Your Commercial Lease Through a Clearer Pair of Lenses

    Your main ambition, as an entrepreneur, is growing your business to successful levels and making it a household name in your niche. As your business grows, you need a bigger office to accommodate it. Building your own commercial office will take some time, and that's why leasing an office is a good option. A lease is an agreement that legally binds you and the landlord. Pay much attention to the lease process and scrutinise every detail keenly to avoid future hitches with some legal implications.

    Top 3 Instances When You Should Consider Changing Your Will And How To Go About It

    Once you have drafted all your estate planning documents, that is not the end of it. You can revise or review these documents from time to time to ensure that they are current and truly reflect your wishes. With the help of qualified wills and estates lawyers, you can amend your will and other estate planning documents and ensure that you do it such a way that it will hold in the legal sense.

    Common Issues That May Crop up Over a Deceased's Estate

    Most people will assume that as long as there is a will in place, then the estate can be shared out as stipulated by the deceased. Nonetheless, even when there is a will, there is still a possibility of disagreements that could crop up, and you will need the expertise of a deceased estate lawyer to help you navigate the law regarding the settlement of a will. If a loved one has recently passed away and you are unaware of what potential issues you may have to face, read on for a few of the common issues that typically crop up over a deceased's estate.

    Are You Thinking About Getting Workers Compensation? Consider These Critical Phases

    All employees should be properly covered to ensure that they get compensated in case of any injuries in the course of their work. However, a claim can only be valid if proper steps are followed once an incident has occurred. Failure to consider these timelines can result in the insurance company refusing to make the required payments. As such, below are several phases that you should think about whenever you want to make a claim.