I am often asked, “Do I need a lawyer to make a Will?” As a lawyer, I would say, “Of course you do!”
A divorce is often confused with a property settlement. Simply put, a divorce is a legal process which formally ends a marriage. A property settlement, however, is the process of severing the financial relationship between parties to a marriage once and for all. They are two different legal processes.
Have you suffered an injury at work? Has one of your employees been injured? Perhaps you know that WorkCover Queensland usually gets involved but you’re not quite sure how the process works? We know that workers’ compensation claims can be daunting, so we have prepared this article to give you an overview of the claims process.
Up here, time is of the essence in our standard property contract. This means if you are buying or selling a house, if you (or someone else, like your bank) does not do something on time, there can be serious consequences.
The year 2020 has proven challenging for the world and has demonstrated that it may be impossible to predict what the future holds. This is why it is just as important, if not more important, to appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney, as it is to make a Will. Accident, injury and illness are unfortunately common, and can leave you without capacity, and without the ability to properly manage your affairs. It is therefore necessary you appoint someone you trust to make decisions that are in your best interests, should something happen to you.
Are you an employer? Have you ever considered what might happen if one of your employees claimed compensation for a pre-existing injury or medical condition? Do you know that by meeting certain requirements, such claims can be prevented?
What’s so important about community organisations?
The crucial role of community organisations in Australian society cannot be underestimated during the best of times. After all, there are approximately 257,000 non-profit organisations operating in Australia, according to a recent review by the Australian Government’s Treasury Department.
Gathering evidence in my family law matter
One of the biggest challenges parties face in family law cases is gathering evidence in support of their case. Continue reading “Recordings in Family Law Cases – Risky or Resourceful?”
Is it time for you to make your Will? Do you understand what it means to have testamentary capacity?
What is testamentary capacity?
To have testamentary capacity, a person must be of sound mind, memory and understanding. This is an area of law which has been clear, for a long time.
All employers are obliged to take out workers’ compensation insurance for each of their workers. In this respect, it is important to have a clear understanding of the definition of ‘worker’ under the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (‘the Act’).