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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

    Conveyancer by Your Side

    The buying and selling of property is not always a straightforward willing-buyer, willing-seller situation that goes smoothly. Several issues can arise during the process. One of these issues is the legal aspect of the transaction and the legal boundaries defining the exchange. For both buyer and seller, this can be a murky realm that is not easy to navigate. That is why you need a certified and registered conveyancer by your side.

    3 Things Temporary Migrant Families Need to Know About Australian Schooling

    If you're moving to Australia on a 457 visa (a Temporary Skilled Worker visa) and you're bringing your family with you, it's important to remember that Australian schooling is quite different to education in other parts of the world. Additionally, in some states there are separate rules for temporary migrants and permanent residents. Here are 3 things you need to remember before enrolling your children in an Australian school. Remember to contact your migrant agent for advice if you're unsure of how to proceed.

    The types of benefits covered under workers' compensation

    If you sustain work-related injuries or develop an illness because of the nature of your work, you can be entitled to workers' compensation from your employer. The key question for injured workers is what are the benefits covered under workers' compensation? Read on for further insight. Medical benefits Medical treatment is usually provided for injured workers under workers' compensation insurance. Such treatment carries on until the employee recovers fully from their injury or illness.

    3 Legal Problems That Arise When a Loved One Dies

    Dealing with a loved one's death can be physically and emotionally draining. Handling complicated legal matters can make this difficult period even worse. Here are three common legal problems that arise after a person dies and why seeking professional legal help is crucial. 1. A Will is Contested Many Australians die without leaving a will. Recent figures from the Western Australian Public Trustee suggest that two-thirds of adults in the state do not have a valid will, which could leave their families with legal problems when they die.

    Wills Versus Trusts - A Helpful Overview

    Estate law can be confusing, especially when it comes to deciding between wills and trusts.  Although it's a good idea to consult an expert in estate planning for professional advice on such matters, it also helps to have a basic understanding of the two options.  Here's anl overview. Trusts There are a number of things that revocable living trusts can do that wills cannot.  Although trusts can apply certain provisions whilst you are still alive, they can also play a part after you have died.

    Complying With New Laws Around Reporting Potential Child Abuse

    New criminal offenses have been introduced to improve the reporting of potential child abuse. These include offenses which apply to any adult who fails to report possible child abuse, any organisation that doesn't act on child abuse reports and any adult that befriends children or their parents with the intent of abusing these children. Here are some things you should keep in mind if you want to stay on the right side of the law.

    Situations You May Need the Services of a Family Lawyer

    When most think of family law, there first thought is proceedings that work toward the dissolution of a marriage. Although divorce and family mediation are a large aspect of family law, this not the only situation that you may require the services family lawyers. The following are some of the other situations where you may need to hire a family lawyer. Adoption proceedings If you are looking to adopt a child, you will need to ensure the process is carried out within the legal requirements.

    Parenting Responsibilities and Divorce

    If you are divorcing or separating then you may not agree on custody (living arrangements) and care of your children.  It is not uncommon for such disputes to occur and a family lawyer usually has to be brought in to help work out an agreement. Causes of Disputes A dispute is likely to ensue over: Who is to have custody on special days such as school holidays and birthdays Who makes decisions on religion, health and matters education How much time each parent spends with the children What happens when one parent resettles in another country Best Interests of the Child