One of the most challenging aspects of family law has to do with dealing with divorce issues. In this post, let’s talk about some of the most common questions people ask us about divorce.
Friday, 26 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
It’s almost be guaranteed that no couple wishes for their marriage to end in divorce, but life is simply full of difficulties that lead people to make very tough decisions.
With divorce comes stress that takes a heavy toll on people both psychologically and emotionally. The emotional stress that comes with it negatively affects people's ability to move on with life and work meaningfully.
As experienced solicitors in Sydney’s Inner West, we understand how difficult divorce cases can get. That’s why we’ve come up with some steps you need to take in order for you to cope with the challenges of divorce. They include the little things that you may have been ignoring such as taking the time to relax and staying fit.
Call us for expert legal advice about divorce issues. You can talk to Christine Manolakos of CM Lawyers by calling 02 9568 6266 today.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
It is important to have some basic knowledge of the laws of wherever you might be travelling. Sometimes the criminal laws in these countries may not seem logical nor obvious however pleading ignorance will not suffice if you are caught breaking them. Share your interesting experiences of other strange laws from around the world.
To be aware about criminal laws, visit CM Lawyers or call 02 9568 6266
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Having a lawyer prepare your wills on your behalf is always a smart idea. However, there may be some instances when you have to write it on your own. The nice thing about wills is that they don’t have to be peppered with legal jargon. They just have to be simple and clear to all concerned.
But when writing your wills, there are some formal prerequisites that you need to keep in mind:
- It must be in writing, either typed or hand-written
- Your signature must be affixed at the bottom of the every page
- You must have witnesses sign together. Take note, however, that witnesses cannot be the beneficiaries.
Writing your wills on your own
You can use any of the wills writing kits available on the market, but remember that they may not be specific to your requirements.
If you do decide to write your own will, it may be a good idea to have a lawyer check it for you to ensure that whatever you intended in writing will be carried out. Remember that the will is one of the most important documents you will ever write in your entire life.
Getting the help of a lawyer
Most family lawyers can write wills on their clients behalf, and also offer estate planning services. It may be a good idea to hire a lawyer who specialises in wills and estate planning for the following reasons:
- There may be a significant number of people concerned in your will
- Children and children with disability are included in special considerations
- You have joint assets with other people
- You have a family-run business
- You have assets outside the state or abroad
- You want to have your beneficiary protected against other circumstances such as divorce
- You earn income from a trust or family-owned company
- You want someone to be removed from the will
- You are concerned about the amount of taxes you may have to pay on your assets
Where wills should be kept
Protect your will from the prying eyes of individuals with ill intentions. Keep it somewhere safe. If the lawyer is the one preparing it for you, request to have them keep it at their office. Remember to ask for a copy.
Keeping it in a safety deposit box in a bank is also a good option.
For more information on wills and estate planning in Sydney, visit CM Lawyers at or call 02 9568 6266 today. Look for Christine Manolakos
Monday, 8 July 2013
Buying your first home says a lot about your capabilities as an individual. It makes you realise that you are able to stand on your feet. It also makes you feel secure that you are investing into something that you can call your own that appreciates in value over time.professional who specialises in conveyancing in Sydney’s Inner West.
Visit CMLawyers or call 02 9568 6266.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Conveyancing is defined by law as the process of transferring a legal title from one party to another and or granting of encumbrance from one person to another that also involves the exchange of contracts. In simple English, it is the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. Generally conveyancing in Inner West Sydney is encompassed by the National Law of Australia that strictly implies all transfer of ownership done through a conveyancer should be carried out by a licensed practitioner, otherwise, will be subjected to legal actions.
By Alex Sapounas