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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.

All You Need To Know About Commercial Leases

If you plan to lease property, the owner or manager will present you with a commercial lease agreement. Unfortunately, most people do not know how to handle this document. Below is a piece discussing the benefits of commercial leases and how to negotiate the contracts.  What Are The Benefits Of Commercial Leases?   The commercial lease agreement details the relationship between the lessor and the lessee. Typically, a lease allows a lessee to occupy the lessor's property for a specified period. Read More 

An Estate Planning Guide

Estate planning is an overlooked yet essential activity if you wish to leave a lasting legacy. The secret to estate planning is proper preparation to ensure everything is taken care of. Below is a comprehensive estate planning guide.  Establish the Estate Planning Laws Your estate plan must comply with state or country laws. Otherwise, it could be declared void by the courts. Start by establishing the estate division laws. For instance, whom can you bequeath property? Read More 

Reasons To Hire A Deceased Estates Lawyer

Most people underestimate the benefit of hiring a deceased estates lawyer. Unknown to them, the professional can significantly ease the estate planning process. Continue reading this piece to understand the benefits of hiring a deceased estates lawyer.  Asset Protection The primary reason to hire a deceased estates lawyer is to protect your assets and interests once you die. Typically, the lawyer assesses your needs and develops a viable estate division strategy. Read More 

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