Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

  • 3 Reasons to Consult a Lawyer Before Making a Family Provision Claim

    Family provision claims help people contest a will. For example, you might make a claim if you didn't receive as much from a will as you expected. Or, you might claim if you weren't included in a will when you think you ought to have been. These disputes can be difficult to handle. Before you decide whether to make a claim, you should take legal advice. How can a lawyer help you decide whether to go ahead?

  • Child Issues That Need the Expertise of a Family Lawyer

    Family law is a branch of law that deals with family-related issues. One of the major issues that family lawyers handle is child abuse, child support, child custody, and child visitation. If you're looking to divorce your spouse and are concerned about your child, you should consult a lawyer for a favourable judgment. 1. Child Abuse Child abuse is any form of emotional, physical, negligent, or sexual abuse treatment. Child abuse also qualifies as any form of exploitation that poses potential harm to a child's survival and health.

  • What Overseas Partners Should Know About Partner Visas

    If you live outside of Australia but you are in a relationship with someone living in Australia, you may hear about partner visas. This type of visa is designed for the spouse or significant other of an Australian citizen so the partner can move to the country. This is a visa that is similar to other visas offered in countries such as the United States and Great Britain. Before you move forward with the process of obtaining this visa, there are some things you need to understand.

  • Ways a Property Settlement Lawyer Can Navigate a Property Dispute

    Property disputes can be a nightmare. Not only do you stand the chance of losing a massive amount of money if you cannot prove that a property is rightfully yours, but you also are at the threat of having to uproot your life if you have developed and settled on the property in question. At the onset of a property dispute, your first course of action should be to try to have a mature conversation with the individual you are having the dispute with and possibly carry out a land survey to determine your property boundaries.

  • Why Employers May Need to Counter Some Workers' Compensation Claims

    For hundreds of years now, the typical Australian has been fully protected when working for an employer. This protection derives from a compensation scheme originally based on British law from the 19th-century, but it has been modified step-by-step along the way by the government to account for risks as they emerge. However, these risks have taken on even more unusual shapes, and forms and challenges abound in the workplace of today.

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    Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

    Welcome! My name is Jessica, and I work as a legal aid secretary. I am in awe of the lawyers in my office and the variety of cases they cover. From injury compensation to family court matters, they need to understand the law in a broad range of areas. As a legal secretary, it is often my job to research particular points of law or find certain cases for reference. It is a fascinating job and I work hard to keep up with the constant changes to our laws and legal processes. Friends and family often ask me for direction on legal matters and whilst I explain that I am no expert, I usually manage to provide sound advice. This blog is for people who share my passion for the law or who want to understand more about our legal system. I hope you find it engaging and useful.