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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.

As a Business Owner, Do You Exercise Too Much Control Over Your Contractors?

If you are a business owner, here is an important question. When is a contractor not a contractor? Answer—when they are an employee! As obvious as that may sound, it's a problem waiting to happen with very real consequences if you get the definition wrong over a long period of time. What do you need to know about this conundrum? Employee or Contractor When you need people to help you run your business, you have two choices. Read More 

3 Times You Need to Provide Extra Divorce Documents

While everyone who files for divorce has to complete an application form and provide a copy of their marriage certificate, some people have to provide additional documentation at this stage. When might you need to provide extra documents, and what do you need to include? 1. Your Marriage Didn't Last Two Years If you decide to separate and divorce before you've been married for two years, then you have to follow a slightly different divorce path. Read More 

Retirement Village Entry Tips

The process of joining a retirement village can be complex. More often than not, you will require the services of a retirement village lawyer to guide you through the legalities of moving into the facility. Below are some issues that you are likely to encounter as you move into the village.  The Preferred Accommodation Retirement villages offer a wide variety of accommodation options to suit the needs of their residents. They range from single-family units, apartments, condos, or cottages. Read More 

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