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What is Larceny?

What is larceny? Want to understand the different types of theft changes? You’re in the right place. Larceny is basically the legal term for stealing. It is the act of taking property that belongs to another person or business without their consent. ‘Larceny’ is not actually used in Victorian law anymore—it is quite an old

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Types of Assault Charges

In Victoria, assault charges are outlined in the Crimes Act 1958 and Summary Offences Act 1966. Depending on the nature, intention and severity of the assault committed, it will be allocated a category that will determine the punishment that follows. In Victoria there are several degrees of assault that a person can be charged with.

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Your Guide to Bail Applications

Have you been charged with a criminal offence and want to make an application for bail? You should always work with an experienced criminal lawyer during the bail application procedure. Find out more about bail applications, breaching bail and more. What is Bail? Bail refers to the process that allows a person to be released

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Estate Planning: Key Factors to Keep in Mind

Estate planning is an important part of defining and protecting your interests. Wills and estate planning can be a daunting process. However, an estate administration lawyer will help you create, implement and modify the right plan for you. The process is fluid and should be reflective of your family’s structure, living circumstances, and financial position.

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Why You Need a Power of Attorney

Do you have a Power of Attorney? Many Australians may not realise the risks involved with not nominating a person to act in your best interests in case you are unable to do so. Recent journalist investigations have revealed the neglect of people placed in the care of the state when they become incapacitated. To

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What is a Power of Attorney?

Do you need a power of attorney in Victoria? A power of attorney (POA) allows you to nominate someone to act in your interests if you are not able to do so. Appointing someone as your power of attorney can protect you if something happens and you need someone to manage your financial or personal

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How to Appeal or Dispute Victorian Speeding Fines

If you have received a speeding fine, find out your options for appealing, disputing or paying your fine. There are certain circumstances when a fine can be reviewed and dismissed so that you will not have to pay it. You have the option of requesting a review or taking your matter to court. What Happens

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What is Probate of a Will

Probate of a will is the certification of a will’s legality and validity. Without a probate, the executor of the will cannot administer the estate. It helps to avoid delay and the risk of the will being contested, which can prevent genuine beneficiaries from receiving the assets willed to them by the deceased person. Anyone

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How to Contest A Will

Wondering if you have grounds to contest a Will? Disputes regarding Wills and estates are difficult and it can be a challenge to mount a successful challenge to a Will, however it is possible. There are a range of situations where the validity of a Will can be challenged or the wishes expressed in the

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