Driving: Passenger Seat Drink Driving

This is an article about how easily you could commit an offence which carries 18 months of prison. The scenario is this. You are at a party, you have driven your car there and proceed to have more drinks than you were planning to, and you make the responsible decision to not drive your car […]

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On December 5th, 2009, posted in: Know the Law by

Executor Tax Obligations

When you are named as an Executor in a Will this is an indication that the deceased wanted you to conduct the affairs of the estate. The Executor is responsible for administration of the estate from locating the Will, making funeral arrangements, ascertaining the property of the estate and distribution for beneficiaries. A person agreeing […]

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On February 4th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Wills: What is a will?

A will is a legal document, which names the people to whom you intend to distribute your property and possessions you own at your death and nominates the person or people you want to appoint to attend to the tasks of collecting and distributing you assets after your death. Whilst you may want simply to […]

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On February 6th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Wills: Passing away without a will

In the previous article “What is a Will” we outlined how easy it is to have a legal will drafted. Now we will look at the implications of passing away without a will. There is a popular urban myth that the government gets everything if you die intestate (without a will). This is only the […]

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On February 6th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Bail: The Purpose of Bail (Part 2)

This is an interesting case which was heard at Grafton recently, and how easily you could commit an offence which carries 18 months of prison. The scenario is this. You are at a party, you have driven your car there and proceed to have more drinks than you were planning to, and you make the […]

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On February 9th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by

Guilty or Not (Part 1)

In other articles we have described the process of being arrested, charged, getting bail, attending court, pleading guilty, submitting a plea in mitigation, and being sentenced. Now we will rewind that to where we entered a plea of guilty, but instead we will enter a plea of not guilty. After meeting with your lawyer, the […]

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On February 16th, 2010, posted in: Know the Law by