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.

Two misconceptions about divorce paper servers

Here are two misconceptions about divorce paper servers. Misconception: Only those who can't stand their spouses need to hire divorce paper servers Some people assume that only those who can't stand to be around their spouse or who find it impossible not to argue with them need to hire divorce paper servers. However, even couples whose separation has been quite uneventful and civilised and who have not grown to greatly dislike one another can benefit from working with a divorce paper server. Read More 

Top Tips When Divorcing Your Spouse

Divorcing your partner can be a complicated affair. In most cases, divorcing couples have a difficult time drafting consent orders and property settlement contracts. Read this guide for some tips on how to have a stress-free divorce.  Check Your State's Requirements In Australia, you will need to meet the following requirements before seeking divorce:  Your marriage must be legal and recognised under Australian law. It is an essential consideration if you were married outside the country. Read More 

Can a DNA Test Help You to Mount a Will Dispute?

Do you believe that you have been left out of a particular person's will, and should be eligible to inherit? This may have been an oversight on the part of the deceased individual and especially if you had been estranged for some time. Could you use DNA testing to prove your case and get access to that property, and how difficult could the will dispute process be? DNA Testing Sometimes, individuals are separated from their true parents at birth and never get to meet them throughout their life. Read More 

Three Things to Think About When Naming a Guardian for Your Minors

When you are thinking about wills and estates lawyers, several issues need clearing up. You need to decide on the type of will you will draw up. You also need to determine how your estate will be shared.  Anything is possible, and life is so transient. You need to write your will early. If you have children, one of the essential things to think about is their guardian. That is a difficult decision. Read More 

3 Questions Couples Should Ask Themselves During a High Net Worth Divorce

As if divorce is not already complicated, imagine having to undergo divorce in a high-net-worth marriage. Indeed, you and your spouse may own and operate large amounts of property within the marriage. This includes having high monthly incomes, shares in public companies, owning large pieces of land and even owning intellectual property. Distributing marital property during divorce is done on a case-by-case basis. As opposed to other countries where the law may provide for a 50/50 distribution or an equitable distribution of marital assets, Australia's family law provisions give judges discretion in determining the best way through which these assets will be distributed. Read More