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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

    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.

    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.