Helpful Tips On Writing Your Will

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Although most people don't like to contemplate their death, it is important to think about how you want your worldly goods to be distributed in the event of your demise while you're still alive, rather than leaving a world of pain for your grieving family to sort out. Making a will needn't be a traumatic or expensive process.  Here are a few helpful tips for making the perfect will. DIY versus professional

25 July 2016

How to Safeguard Your Electronic Privacy during a Divorce

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Digital technology can create several opportunities for your spouse to spy on your privacy during divorce proceedings. It is therefore advisable to take some steps to protect your private information so that it is not used against you during divorce hearings. This article discusses some of those proactive measures that you can take. Change All Your Passwords Some couples give one another the passwords to their online accounts. Once things go wrong in the marriage, one of the spouses can use those passwords to gather evidence to use during divorce hearings.

14 December 2015

Conveyancing Searches: A Responsibility of the Property Buyer

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Conveyancing searches are very important as far as property purchase is concerned. They simply help buyers know aspects about the property that they would otherwise have not known from physical inspection. Conveyancing solicitors or lawyers often carry out a number of property searches on behalf of their clients during property purchase. The local authority search is one of the most fundamental conveyancing searches. The overall objective of a local authority search is to disclose any legal restrictions as well as responsibilities that may pertain to a piece of land or property in question.

16 November 2015

What You Should Know about Proving Ownership to Your Solicitor

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Having a case where theft or loss of property is concerned means the responsibility of proving ownership falls on you. You have to provide proof to your solicitor that you owned the property in question and the value of that property. There are several ways you can do this to satisfy not only the solicitors, but also the courts. Here are a few of those methods and what you should know about each one.

5 October 2015

Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Dealing with an injury is not only physically and emotionally draining, but it can be financially draining too. When facing steep medical bills for something that was not your fault, you will be understandably frustrated and looking for ways to properly assign the blame. However, dealing with insurance companies at this time can also be quite overwhelming, considering the stress that you are already under. Instead of bearing the brunt for these sudden expenses that have been thrown your way, it is best to enlist the services of personal injury lawyers.

15 September 2015

4 Ways A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Assist in Getting Your Case Dismissed

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When you are asked to appear in court, it does not necessarily imply that you are guilty or you are going to be convicted. But guilty or not, you may find a criminal defense lawyer to be of great help. The following are ways in which a lawyer can get your case dismissed. 1. Lack of Probable Cause At the Time of Arrest When a judge ascertains that you got arrested without a probable cause, your case can be dismissed.

21 August 2015

Understanding the Two Aspects of Conveyancing Fees

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If you were looking to transfer the ownership of real estate property, then you would best enlist the services of a conveyancing lawyer. Getting conveyancing quotes can prove to be quite confusing especially to people who do not have a grasp of what they include. However, once you get to learn about them and what is involved they become less complicated. This will enable you to select a quote that is much better suited to the work at hand as well as your budget.

4 August 2015

Tips For Winning Road Accident Personal Injury Claims

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If you've had a road accident in which you sustained an injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.  But how do you make sure that your claim is successful? Here are some tips to ensure you receive the recompense you deserve. Establish who was at fault The first thing to establish, before you instruct a personal injury lawyer to pursue a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf, is that the accident was not your fault.

9 July 2015

3 Tips to Protect Your Family from Foreclosure During Probate

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If you have a parent or sibling who passes away, you will need to wait until probate has passed until you can perform any transactions on the family house including selling, tenanting or re-mortgaging the house. Probate is a process of advertising the dissolution of an estate and appointing an heir, which occurs when the estate is worth more than $20,000. You need to apply for probate through the Supreme Court and this process can take several weeks.

22 June 2015

Defending yourself on fraud charges

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If you have been charged with fraud and feel you are not guilty, there are several defences or mitigating defences that you can use. Here are some of the factors that can lead to diminished responsibility for the fraud. Are you the only one who had access? The prosecutor will have to prove that it was you that committed the crime. In the case of electronically based crime this can be a challenge, and part of the argument will rely on tracing the money and any unusual spending patterns that you have started at the same time as the fraud commenced.

26 May 2015