Understanding Australian Law

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Understanding Australian Law

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my law blog. The law can be a complicated and complex thing to try and understand, especially if you are not a trained lawyer. I am not a legal professional but I take a deep interest in the law. It all started when my uncle was involved in a lengthy court case and I decided to find out a little bit more about it. I started reading a legal book and didn't stop. I am fascinated by the law so I decided to start a blog so I could share my passion with others.


What Happens to the Property After a Divorce?

Divorce is a long process that can drain you physically and emotionally. In the physical sense, the process is complicated and time-consuming. That's not all; you have to divide the family properties have to be split between you and your partner. Properties to be shared include but not limited to rental houses, stock options, retirement benefits and brokerage accounts. There are just a lot of things involved. Even for the court, deciding who should own what is not an easy thing. Read More 

Types of Lawyers

At some point in life, you will probably need the services of a lawyer. Lawyers are experts of the law and are therefore essential in offering legal advice, representing clients in court, drafting contracts of property sale and preparing wills. Although all lawyers undergo similar basic training, they end up specializing in specific fields. Below are some of the various types of lawyers. Property Lawyers Property lawyers are experts in real estate. Read More 

Preparing a watertight power of attorney document for your estate

If you own certain properties or financial possessions, you may wish to have someone make decisions on your behalf when you're away. You may also need someone to take over the decision making of your assets if you become incapacitated, or during periods when you're out of the country. A Power of Attorney is a legal document that makes it possible for you to transfer decision-making responsibilities to another person. Read More 

How a conveyance will simplify your property transfer process

Real estate transactions can be very sensitive, especially because of the volumes of money transacted. Most investors normally make a lot of assumptions in relation to what they need in order to make a successful buy or sale of a property. However, it is essential to get the needed legal advice to avoid complications and losses which result from failure to follow the rule of law when transacting. Checking the contracts Read More 

When You Need a Conveyancer, and When You Need a Solicitor

Buying and selling any type of property is not an easy process, and especially for those who have never purchased or sold a home, plot of land, and other such property before. Your real estate agent can assist you through this process in many ways, but you might also want to consider employing the services of a conveyancer and a solicitor. Note a few differences between these two types of professionals, and when you might need one or the other, or even both! Read More