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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»

3 legal defenses to drink driving charges

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Drink driving is a serious offense in Australia. If found guilty as charged, a motorist may end up paying hefty fines, having their driving licensed suspended or revoked or even face jail time. With the help of a drink driving lawyer, the defendant can mount a defense against a drink driving charge. Generally, state DUI laws vary and each DUI case has contrasting facts, therefore it makes sense to consult with a drink driving attorney. Read More»

3 Benefits of Using a Professional Debt Collection Company

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If you are currently chasing money owed to your company, you may be considering using the services of a debt recovery or management company. A debt recovery service can help you to recover money related to insurance and rental payments, business loans and supplier invoices. Before you instruct a debt collection agency to act on your behalf, you may want to know about the benefits of doing so. Below is a guide to three benefits a professional debt recovery agency can offer you. Read More»

Understanding the Most Important Elements of Parenting Orders

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Children have numerous needs which must be properly met by their parents or guardians for continued growth and development. Unfortunately, there can be significant challenges encountered in meeting these requirements, particularly after divorce and separation. If your family has experienced a split or other major changes recently, you might require a parenting order. Basically, this is a special court order which is designed to establish the parenting arrangements and responsibilities of the parents or guardians. Read More»