How Property Can Be Divided after a De Facto Relationship Breaks down

29 May 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Nobody ever expects a relationship to break down when they first enter into it, but sadly it's all too common in the world today. Sometimes, these breakdowns happen after many years of being together, and this can create several layers of complexity due to the "intermingling" of assets between the parties. If you're in this unfortunate position and are now looking to try and segregate everything, what do you need to know about the legal requirements? Read More 

What to expect during a child custody dispute court hearing

23 April 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

After undergoing separation, if you and your partner cannot agree on a parenting plan for your child/children, the case may have to be resolved by a judge. Under Australian law, both parents are responsible for taking care of their children until they turn 18. However, parents may dispute over who should remain in custody of the child during this time. Most attempts to resolve child custody disputes will begin with a mediation process. Read More 

Why Inheritance Portions May Differ

16 March 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Are you wondering whether it would be held against you if you didn't leave your children with equal portions in your will? Read on and discover some circumstances under which it may be acceptable for you to distribute your estate unevenly among your children. Past Loans and Gifts You may decide to give a particular child a smaller share of your estate if you gave that person a loan earlier on and they didn't pay it back. Read More 

4 Benefits of Having a Franchise Lawyer in Your Corner: A Guide for Startup Franchisees

7 February 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Franchising can be quite lucrative, mainly if prospective business owners try to invest their time and money in an international or national franchise that has a competitive edge in a given niche market. Franchising requires you to prepare your legal paperwork to protect your future business. For example, most franchise disclosure agreements and documents provided by a franchisor are very bulky and contain legal jargon that only qualified franchise lawyers can interpret and advise you accordingly. Read More 

Debt Collection: Understanding the Common Legal Issues When Making Contact

4 January 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Selling goods on credit can be beneficial for your business. In simple terms, this purchase option is favourable in increasing profit because it allows the buyers to spend more on your merchandise without the stress of immediate payment. The practice also promotes good relationships with customers, ensuring better retention of clients. Unfortunately, not all debtors will pay for the obtained merchandise on time. In such cases, you will need to contact the customer to request payment. Read More