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Reasons to Hire a Criminal Lawyer When You're Facing Criminal Charges

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When you are charged with a criminal law offence, you can never rule out the possibility of serving a jail sentence. Going to jail may mean leaving you job and not being able to go back to your family at the end of the day. For this reason, it is important to hire a criminal lawyer whenever you’re accused of a crime that could put you behind bars. A criminal lawyer can do a number of things to get you acquitted of the crime you’ve been accused of or to seek the most favourable sentence for you. Read More»

Performing an Annual Review of Your Will

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Because writing a will makes people think of the unthinkable, they tend to put it off. And then, once it is finally written and formalised, they’re glad to forget about it and put it behind them. Unfortunately, that’s not such a wise idea. While it’s a relief to get your will written and out of the way, you should still think about it from time to time. Hopefully, you’ll be around for many years after putting your initial will together, which means things can change considerably before it ever comes into effect. Read More»

Can You Pass Four Tests Before You Claim for Medical Negligence?

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The healthcare industry is undoubtedly controversial, as there is so much uncertainty involved in any medical procedure. It’s hardly surprising that things can go wrong and that people can feel aggrieved as a consequence. On a daily basis, this leads to a large number of new cases that claim medical negligence, and a number of different “tests” have been established in the legal system to determine how they are able to proceed. Read More»

Child Custody Battle: 3 Actions to Avoid

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If you are divorcing your partner and you have children, you could be facing a custody battle in the family court. You should first try to reach an informal agreement using mediation services, but if you are unable to reach a compromise, you will have no option but to go to a family court judge. The judge will assess a number of factors such as each parent’s income, the level of involvement each parent has in the child’s life and each parents character. Read More»

What Do You Need to Know before Applying to a Court for Divorce Proceedings?

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Often, two people may commit to being with each other “till death do they part,” but it’s a sad fact of life that things can change. For one reason or another, the marriage may break down irretrievably and it can be time to consider divorce, instead of a long life together. If you’re unfortunate enough to be in this situation, you will be trying to formalise the situation and wondering what to do. Read More»