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Top Tips When Writing a Will

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It is difficult for one to tell when they will leave this earth since death often comes when least expected. As such, you should prepare a will at the earliest opportunity. A will has several benefits. Most important is that it ensures your wealth is in safe hands after you die. Also, it reduces the chances of family conflict over who will inherit your wealth. If you would like to prepare a will, below are a few considerations you should make.…

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How Significant Life Events Effect Your Will

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If your relationship status has changed due to a marriage, divorce or if you have recently bought or sold a significant asset or made changes to a superannuation fund, it is important that you understand the impact these changes can have on your will. Below is a brief guide. Marriage Marriage will likely affect any existing will. If you recently tied the knot or are making plans to do so, you should review and revise your will.…

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Animal Cruelty - What Action Should You Take?

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If you are an animal lover, it’s good to know that the law is on the side of animals that are abused.  In many cases, the perpetrators of such cruelty are successfully brought through the courts by experienced animal lawyers.  But what action should you take if you think an animal is being abused?  Read on to find out more. How abuse is defined Animals are unable to seek the help of the authorities themselves if they are mistreated, so it’s up to concerned members of the public to do so on their behalf.…

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When It's Good to Consult With an Intellectual Property Lawyer

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Intellectual property refers to someone’s original creation, but not something that is typically tangible. For example, when a singer writes a song, this is their original creation or property even though a song is not tangible, or something you can pick up with your hands. Intellectual property can refer to a book of any sort, artwork, music, a trademark, and the like. Because intellectual property is protected by law, it’s good to know when you want to speak to an attorney about this issue in order to protect yourself.…

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Defending yourself against malicious restraining orders

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Restraining orders are placed in order to protect victims of violence against themselves or their property. Due to their nature, a temporary restraining order can be granted with little to no physical evidence of an intent to do harm. However restraining order processes can be abused by some parties looking to create inconvenience or embarrassment against another party. Here are some options.  Accept it and move on If the other party is attempting to goad you into a conflict you can simply accept the restraining order and proceed with your normal life.…

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Questions Most People Ask a Lawyer About Probate in Australia

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Probate is the process of presenting a will or other such document to the court after a person has died, and then handling their estate accordingly. If you’re concerned about how probate might be handled for your own estate or for the estate of someone you know who has died, you would do well to speak to an attorney. However, note some commonly asked questions about the probate process in Australia as this might help you better understand what is involved and what to discuss with a probate lawyer.…

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Tips for Responding to Divorce Papers

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When your spouse serves you with divorce papers, it is your responsibility to respond to them. If you fail to respond, you are saying that you accept everything your spouse mentioned in the papers. This could keep you from getting certain assets or showing discrepancies in what your spouse entered as your income. These things can change what you pay for child support or alimony. Here are some tips for responding to the divorce papers.…

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Victim of Digital Theft? How To Track Down The Source And Prepare For Legal Action

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As the number of websites on the Internet grows, the likelihood of your published works getting stolen is constantly increasing. Protecting digital assets – content, images, videos – that have been published online is tricky. Copyright laws were established to protect the creators, but in today’s world of website hijacking, the sheer scale of the problem is making the rules harder and harder to enforce. If you’re worried about copyright infringement or have fallen victim to digital theft, these tips will help.…

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Why You Should Promptly Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney When Charged With a Crime

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If you’ve been charged with any type of crime, no matter if it’s your first offense and no matter the nature of the charge, you want to hire a criminal defense attorney and do this very quickly. It’s important that you have an attorney with you when being questioned by anyone, even if it’s very soon after your arrest, and throughout the course of your case. Note why this is true and why it’s vital that you ask for their help sooner rather than later.…

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Important Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Solicitor Before Hiring Them

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Before you decide that you want to declare bankruptcy to get relief from your debt, of course you want to ask a solicitor how this process will affect you for the long-term. Your credit will be affected which means your ability to get a loan is affected, and in some cases, you may even be restricted when it comes to travelling. In addition to asking about how bankruptcy affects your credit and finances, there are some other questions you might want to ask a solicitor before hiring them to handle your case; note a few of those questions here and why they’re so important.…

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