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  • Divorce Proceedings: 3 Common Mistakes

    If you are currently in the process of divorcing your husband or wife, the incredible stress created during the process can make it difficult to know if you are making correct decisions. A divorce can be further complicated if children are involved, which can lead to you making errors. Below are three mistakes you should avoid during your divorce. Not instructing a lawyer to act on your behalf Even if your partner has agreed not to contest the divorce proceedings and to enter mediation, this doesn't mean that you do not need to instruct a lawyer to act on your behalf.
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  • What happens to property named in a will if the beneficiary dies before the estate has been distributed?

    A person's Last Will & Testament is one of the most important legal documents they'll ever make. They're simpler than you might imagine, but as with all things there are some unforeseen circumstances that can lead to complications. If someone is named a beneficiary in a will but passes away themselves before the inheritance is disbursed, there are several things that can happen--depending on the precise circumstances. If they're the sole beneficiary:
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  • How To Prepare For Your Initial Divorce Lawyer Consultation

    Once you and your spouse have decided that you want to get a divorce, it's best to consult a specialist divorce lawyer to discuss how to proceed.  This is especially important if your financial situation is complicated or if you have children.  In order to get the most from your initial consultation with a divorce lawyer, it's important to be properly prepared.  Here are some top tips on how to make sure you arrive for your meeting well-prepared.
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  • Parental Abduction: How to Ensure That Your Child Is Not Taken Overseas Without Your Consent

    If you keep up with the news, you've probably heard alarming stories about parents kidnapping their own children and taking them overseas. Two to three children every week are either brought into Australia or taken out of the country without parental consent. If you're worried that your ex-partner may abduct your children, here are some steps you can take to make sure this doesn't happen. Preventing the issuing of a passport for your child
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