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.

July 20

How a criminal record can affect your life

How a criminal record can affect your life

Everyone makes mistakes, but not everybody gets a second chance to rethink their decisions. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you could face some serious consequences.

Having a criminal record can impact your future in various ways. One misjudged decision can lead to multiple consequences which affect your relationships, career, and overall pathway.

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