April 18

Guilty plea but no conviction recorded

Guilty plea but no conviction recorded

Another O’Sullivan Legal client receives a non-conviction with a  Guilty Plea – Today another client of criminal lawyer David Mewett received a non-conviction in the local court. This sentencing outcome did not affect the client’s government employment and provided the client resolution to a difficult matter.

David says, “requesting the Court consider a non conviction on sentencing is a difficult task and requires sound preparation and a clear understanding of the Court’s current sentencing guidelines and what is required to make such a submission.”

The client and his supporters were very appreciative and have requested O’Sullivan Legal provide future legal representation in the related Family Law issues. Call or email our office now with your criminal or traffic law enquiry and make an appointment to speak to David soon.

September 2

What is spousal maintenance and how does it work?

What is spousal maintenance and how does it work?

As set out in the Family Law Act (1975), a married or de facto spouse is able to claim spousal maintenance post separation. It is payable provided that there is proof of a substantial difference in the personal incomes of both parties at the time of separation.

If it is found that a spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance, then the spouse that earns a higher income will be obligated to provide the other with financial support. Depending on the individual circumstances of the case, this amount can be paid periodically or all at once.

August 14

Making sure your will is valid and secure

Making sure your will is valid and secure

Having a will is important to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes when you pass away. It might seem morbid to draft up your will early on in life, but ultimately, it makes sense to consider where you wish your assets to go.

Drafting up a will assures your power over the allocation of your assets. It ensures that your objects are not being assigned based on a legal formula, but how you want them to be.

August 14

How to choose your criminal defense lawyer

How to choose your criminal defense lawyer

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is important to help you get a better outcome for your case. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be serious and if you aren’t properly represented in court, it is possible that you will get a harder sentence than you deserve.

It’s important that certain factors are considered before you choose your criminal defense lawyer. Keep in mind that your lawyer should be someone you trust and feel comfortable with handling your case.

Your legal representative can have a huge impact on the consequences of your trial. It is vital that you consider the following factors and choose carefully to improve your chances of a better sentence.

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