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The Benefits of Working For A Large Law Firm

As a newly qualified lawyer, you may be debating whether to try for a position in a large law firm or a smaller, family owned practice.  Starting your career in a large organisation has many advantages; here’s some helpful information about just a few of the benefits that you might want to bear in mind when making your choice. High salaries The largest firms offer the highest remuneration for legal professionals.


Collaborate Your Way To Commercial Dispute Resolution

Collaborative dispute resolution is a legal concept that allows business entities to avoid the court process in their attempts to settle a commercial dispute. This is often done through mediation and negotiation. The main advantage of this concept is that it allows conflicting parties to cut down on the costs commonly associated with court battles. However, this is not the only reason why you should consider a collaborative process for your commercial dispute.


Reasons to Consider Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

Getting married to someone is a legal contract that you are committing yourself to. However, some couples tend to neglect signing a prenuptial agreement, as they think its takes out the romance from marital bliss. However, just as you would have to sign a contract when getting into business with someone, you should also consider protecting yourself when getting into a marriage with someone else. With the rising rate of divorces, you would be better off being safe rather than sorry.


How Your Teen Child "In a Bad Place" Can Overturn Their DUI Charge

As a parent, finding out that your teenage child has received a charge for driving under the influence (DUI) can be heartbreaking. It’s even more heartbreaking when you know your child is a good person who’s simply in a bad place mentally. You know that a criminal conviction could tarnish your child’s life forever, but how can you save them from this verdict? Thankfully, there are laws in place to ensure that people who need treatment rather than punishment don’t face a fine or jail time.


Plea bargains explained

The common assumption among the population is that every criminal arrest leads to a trial, where the prosecution takes the defendant to court and provides solid evidence to prove that the defendant actually committed the criminal offense (like drug trafficking) and gets a conviction. However, that doesn’t occur as often as thought. The fact is a lot of criminal cases can be resolved through plea bargains. If you’re facing criminal charges, you can talk to your criminal attorney about this option.


Understanding debts that can or cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy

Understanding which types of debts can and cannot be written off in a bankruptcy is indeed a key consideration when deciding whether or not to file for bankruptcy with the help of a bankruptcy solicitor. This article lists some of the debts that can and cannot be wiped out even after you have filed for bankruptcy. Debts that can’t be discharged Bankruptcy doesn’t free you from the following obligations:


Divorce and Children -- Preparing and Entering Mediation

Sometimes, with all the best intentions in the world, marriages fail. It can be a sad and trying time for the couple concerned, but it can be far worse when children are involved. Before you contact a family law solicitor to arrange your divorce, you should look at a mediation service to help you establish a parenting plan and routine for your children. This will allow your children to move on to the next chapter of their lives more smoothly.


Understanding Your Liability for Shooting a Dog That Was Harassing Your Livestock

If a dog was harassing your livestock and you shot it, the owner of the dog may try to hold you liable for the dog’s death. To fight the claim, you need a skilled animal lawyer in your corner. Here is a look at how such an expert can help. 1. Establish the legality of your actions Laws regarding shooting dogs vary throughout the country. In For example, in South Australia, if a dog gets into a paddock where you are keeping livestock, you are legally allowed to injure or destroy that dog.


Does Your New Business Need a Lawyer?

Not all new business owners need to consult with a lawyer once they start up; you can usually file paperwork for a simple “doing business as” name on your own and use that to open commercial checking accounts or set up accounts with wholesalers and the like. However, some business owners should consult with a lawyer before they begin or as they are starting out, to protect a variety of their legal interests.


4 Important Things You Shouldn't Forget to Put in Your Will

According to studies, at least 45% of the Australian population do not have a valid will. If your family lawyer has suggested that you join the 55% of the population that do, read on. When contemplating a will, many people think about who they want to leave their property and money to, as this seems to be the prime reason to have one. However, what many fail to do is think about the other things that may not have monetary value but are more important.


Hiding assets prior to divorce is a bad idea

If you are considering a divorce, you might be wondering how your finances and assets will be shared or distributed. If you own several assets, you might be tempted to hide those assets from your marriage partner, particularly if you are mad at your partner or if you strongly believe that you toiled for the assets and deserve to own them all alone. However, regardless of how tempting it may be, hiding assets prior to a divorce is a bad idea and it can land you in big legal trouble.


When Do You Need a Family Lawyer?

A family lawyer is one who is experienced in more than just divorce cases; they are knowledgeable of just about anything that has to do with marriage, children, and so on. There are times when it’s best to call a family lawyer to ensure your rights are protected when it comes many scenarios; note when such a lawyer should be consulted and how they can protect you. 1. If you don’t want to marry


Drug and Alcohol Issues and the Law: How Referral to Treatment Works

When a criminal offense is deemed to be related to a drug or alcohol problem, there are a number of programs across Australia that can assist with treatment as a part of the sentencing process. Successful participation in these programs can often result in a more lenient sentence, and it’s hoped that the participants will avoid further criminal offenses and will enjoy a better quality of life. Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges as the result of a drug or alcohol problem?


What You Should Know About Contesting an Estate

If you recently had a loved one pass, and you believe the will for their estate was fraudulent or faulty for some reason, you might be able to contest it. This is a legal practice that can only be done by certain people in the family, including the deceased’s spouse, children or step-children, partner, or additional dependents. Here are some things you should know about contesting an estate before you decide if it is a good idea.


What to do when you get injured at work

Getting injured at work can be a life changing event that can give you complications that you won’t get rid of in a long time, if ever, depending on the injury. If you’ve gotten injured while you’ve been working, you have the right to receive compensation from your employer. To receive this compensation and to receive the right amount, you might have to take action yourself. To make sure your worker’s compensation claim is handled correctly so that you receive everything you have the right to, there are a few things you should think about.


Can You Sue For A Work-Related Injury?

When you are injured at work, you will usually have the injuries and recovery covered by your employer’s workers compensation cover claims policy. However, there are some instances where this either doesn’t cover the injury or where, due to the type of incident, you can still sue the employer or another party involved. Did the employer cause the injury? One way that you can still bring up a lawsuit for a work-related injury is if your employer was the one who caused the injury.


Divorce Settlement: Useful Tips to Accelerate Finalisation of the Process

Having a divorce can be an extremely costly and emotionally fatiguing process. If you are currently planning to file for divorce, here are a couple of useful tips that can speed up completion of the process. Aim to gain the cooperation of your spouse The best way to ensure that you have a smooth and quick divorce process is to reach out to your partner before filling any divorce papers. If you have good reasons for wanting out of the marriage, you should try to get them to consent to having a painless divorce.


Choosing an option for the conveyancing when you are going to sell your house

When selling a house, the legal works for the procedure to be official are quite extensive. Exchanging the contracts is just part of the process, and there is a lot of work that needs to be done before that. Different people deal with these situations in different ways. There are three main ways you can handle the conveyancing when selling your house. In order to make an informed decision on what solution would suit you the best, there are a few things you should know about.


Are You The Only One To Blame When You Get Hit By A Car?

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the blame is at times directed to the pedestrian for not paying attention to the rules of the road. Cases like the pedestrian did not observe the traffic lights or the pedestrian was hit because he or she did not use the crosswalk are not new.  But what if you obeyed all the rules of the road and still ended up being hit by a motor vehicle?


Prenuptial Agreements: Four Things to Know

If you are planning on getting married soon, you might want to get a prenuptial agreement. While many people consider this something you should only do if you are extremely wealthy, many people can benefit from it. Here are some things to know about prenuptial agreements. Many Things Can Be Included in a Prenup The first thing to learn about prenuptial agreements is what exactly can be included. You might be aware that you can set rules in regards to what your spouse would get if you divorced, but did you know you can include many other details as well?


Four Things to Know About Drug Charges

If you were recently arrested for drug charges, you should first be aware of how to handle the case and what the potential consequences might be. This helps you to figure out if you need a lawyer and what type of defense you might have.  Possession is Different Than Distribution Drug charges can vary based on the details of the arrest, such as if you were found to be in possession of drugs, under the influence of them, or actually caught distributing them.