Whenever it comes to a legal matter, an outcome is rarely cut and dried. Often, it may come down to a subtle nuance in the language or an individual interpretation, while at other times magistrates or judges may look at similar case law to give them an indication, before they render their verdict. This is why it is very difficult for the average person to anticipate how a certain matter will play out in front of the courts and this is especially true when it comes to separation or divorce.
28 August 2018
The reasons for hiring a family lawyer can be many. One of the most common reason is due to a divorce or separation, as there are many legal aspects that need to be considered when dividing property and assets between two people that used to share those kinds of things. However, hiring a family lawyer can also be a necessity if your spouse passes away, if you want to adopt a child, or if you want to build a new house with your spouse that you're both sharing the costs of.
28 August 2018
Dispute resolution within the family can become a complicated process depending on the specific circumstances involved. While the concept of the family unit is meant to promote togetherness, peace and love, sometimes family disputes can get ugly for those involved. Family lawyers are therefore responsible for legally mediating family disputes and making sure that the stipulations of the law are followed. Family law covers many different aspects of the family unit, such as divorce, financial responsibility, childcare, and family property.
25 October 2017
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are a victim of abuse, the law makes provisions for you to get a restraining order also referred to as a protective order. It is a court injunction that seeks to protect you from any harm that may be a result of physical as well as sexual harassment, physical or verbal threats, domestic violence as well as stalking by another individual.
19 September 2017
The entire premise of drawing up a will is to ensure that all pertinent financial issues are addressed before someone becomes deceased. Thus, the beneficiaries of the will tend to believe that the process of executing their loved one's wishes will be a smooth and straightforward process. However, this is not always the case. Knowing some of the different issues that can crop up beforehand can give you better insight on how best to draw up a will.
13 September 2017