Buying: Contract by Ticket

You turn up at the event, gladly hand over your $20, and jam the ticket into your pocket with your change. There is a chance that you could have just made a contract where you acknowledge that you might be hurt or killed! The way that it happens in theory is the person who provides […]

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Divorce | Property Split

Although many divorces have long drawn out battles in relation to property, it can actually be a very simple four stage process in property settlements. Firstly, establish the asset pool. This is made up of assets such as property, cars and shares minus the liabilities such as debts and mortgages. This will leave you the […]

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Divorce | Time with Kids

Emotional divorces not only involve arguments about property, but emotions are raised to an even higher level when arguments involving the children, and who they spend time with, are raised. The commonly used threat “I’ll take you to Court” soon loses its bite when the Court forces the warring parties to sit down and discuss […]

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Presumed Innocent

It’s not just the name of a movie, it is one of the most important tenets of criminal law. Recently in the District Court, Counsel for the accused in his closing address to the jury started with words to the effect of: “If I had asked you, before any evidence had been heard, whether the […]

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Driving: Double Demerits

Our driving licensing system works off a point balance. Drivers with no convictions have zero points. Each conviction carries a point penalty, in addition to a fine. When the amount of points accumulated within a three year period reaches a certain amount, the RTA will suspend your license. For an unrestricted license 13 points, professional […]

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Divorce: Holiday Tips for Separated Parents

For many people, Christmas is not what it used to be. For separated families, it can be a time for sadness and disappointment and caught in the middle of it, are children. When there seems to be no easy way to enjoy the holiday break, it is important to understand that the time spent with […]

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Divorce: Relocating with Children

Modern society often provides parents with employment or residential opportunities where one parent prefers to relocate some distance from the other parent. Quite often, this move is with a new partner, which escalates the emotions. The starting point is for the parents to agree for one of them to move. If this is not agreed […]

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