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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

    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.

    Three Tips for Leaving Assets to Your Grandchildren But Not Your Children

    If you have decided that you want to leave your assets to your grandchildren rather than to your children when you die, you can do that, but you need to tread forward carefully. There are a number of factors you should keep in mind to ensure you handle this maneuver successfully. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. Work with a lawyer who specialises in wills to avoid challenges.

    When It's Good to Have a Property Lawyer Help You Through a Home Purchase

    In many areas, it's not a requirement that you have a property lawyer help you through the home buying process; you may not even need a real estate agent to negotiate pricing and other such aspects of buying a home. However, just because it's not a legal requirement doesn't mean that it's a good idea to forego the use of an attorney when you're purchasing a home, and especially in certain situations that could complicate the process.

    How to protect deceased estates from identity theft

    As the executor to a deceased's estates, you are tasked with administering the deceased estates, repaying debts and taxes, as well as distributing the properties of the estate to the rightful beneficiaries. One of the problems faced by executors is identify theft of the deceased. Identity thieves have no respect for anyone, not even the recently dead. They use the identities of the deceased to deceitfully open credit card accounts and apply for new loans.