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.

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