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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

    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

    Finding a criminal lawyer to defend your stalking charge

    Stalking can be a misunderstood crime. In a world where romantic books and movies praise characters' efforts in continually striving to win the affection of their loved one, it's all too easy for someone to find himself the victim of stalking charges. Here are some tips if you find yourself facing stalking charges.  Gather context to your communication If the person who charges you has a large volume of communication that you have sent them, it's important to provide context for the court.

    When You May Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

    It may not be necessary to contact a lawyer after every minor fender bender, if you can easily get your car fixed and aren't suffering any types of injuries. However, this doesn't mean that you should go without legal counsel if the accident has been serious and if you are injured, even if you have insurance and are getting medical treatment. Note when it may be good to call a lawyer after a car accident and why their advice can be so valuable.

    Questions to Ask Your Conveyancer About the Buying and Selling Process

    Conveyancing refers to the exchange of property between parties, such as when you're buying or selling a house. A conveyancer works as a sort of assistant through this process, to ensure everything is done properly and legally and you as the buyer or seller know all the steps involved. If you've hired a conveyancer as either a buyer or seller, note a few questions you might ask them to ensure you understand what to expect and know the process is being handled properly.

    Buying Residential Land? Here are Must-Have Things in Your Contract

    Purchase of properties is such a huge financial undertaking and therefore it is important the sale contract meets all the legal requirements. This is vital for the process to proceed without legal hiccups. Basic information such as the parties to the contract, the price of the property, details of the property itself, as well as the promise, should all be clearly featured in the contract. Starting from the opening page of the sale contract, the following particulars must be included;

    Licensed Conveyancers or Certified Solicitors- Which Is Your Best Option?

    Unless you are lucky enough to one day purchase something like a private jet, purchasing a home is probably the most expensive and serious investment many people will undertake in their lifetime. This is why you need everything to go right. Conveyancing can be described as the legal process involved when transferring ownership of property from a seller to a buyer. Conveyancing encompasses all the legal requirements that dictate the buying and selling of property within a jurisdiction.

    I've Been The Victim Of A Crime. Can I Get Criminal Compensation?

    As a victim of crime, you may be entitled to criminal compensation. To find out if you're eligible, the following information will help. The First Steps Before you consider taking legal action against the defendant, you must contact the police and report the crime so they can identify and prosecute the offender. When you make the initial report, write down the name of the police officer and the report number. While you can still make compensation claims against the offender without reporting the offence, it can be far more difficult, as you may have to justify why you never helped with the police enquiry.

    What to Do If Your Ex-spouse Takes Your Children Overseas

    The recent arrest of news reporters trying to bring back children from an overseas home with a parent has reemphasised how important it is to work within the law when dealing with custody issues. Here are some things you can do if your ex-spouse takes your children overseas without your permission. Determine if the country is a party to the Hague Abduction Convention Around the world 94 countries have signed up to the international Hague Abduction Convention which prevents parents from taking their children across international borders to find a more favourable court system for a custody claim.