Legal Rights and Obligations in De Facto Relationships

If you are in a de facto relationship, or you have been in a relationship that has broken down, you may be wondering about your legal rights and obligations. How do you prove the validity of your relationship? What entitlements do you have as a de facto partner? And what can you do to ensure

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A Guide to the Marriage Separation Process in Australia

If your marriage has broken down and you no longer want to continue being in a relationship with your spouse, you may begin the separation process. Ending a marriage can be tricky when children, assets and money are involved. However, working with a lawyer and remaining calm and communicative throughout the process can help to

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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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